View the full list of congregations that have earned the ENERGY STAR, EPA's mark of superior energy performance. Many of these distinguished congregations have shared their energy-saving stories. To learn more, click on "Full Profile" next to the congregation name.
The ENERGY STAR Action Workbooks (and associated appendices) are resources that help walk Small Businesses and Congregations through the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management. These workbooks provide sector-specific technical information and strategies to help individuals create a tailored energy efficiency plan that works for their organization.
This workbook is intended to serve as a resource and planning guide for clergy, staff, and laypersons of houses of worship who want to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities by implementing realistic and cost-effective energy improvement projects.
Este documento resume el Cuadernillo de ENERGY STAR para congregaciones. El Cuaderno de acción para las congregaciones es intento de servir como un recurso y guía de planificación para el clero, empleos, y miembros de lugares de culto quien quieren de crecer la eficiencia de energía de sus instalaciones por implementar proyectos de mejoramiento de energía realísticos y rentables.
Do you have energy efficiency projects that have been postponed or rejected due to capital budget limitations, other projects with better returns, or lack of expertise? Yet, from your perspective the project should be a “no brainer” due to the immediate positive cash flows generated by the energy savings. Understanding your organization’s decision-making process, being able to effectively speak to the benefit of improved cash flow, and improving your financial literacy can greatly increase your probability of receiving approval for a project. The self-funding aspect of energy efficiency is often under-appreciated by senior management, and you want to be able to clearly address any questions, concerns, and benefits.