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Green Castle Baptist Church
4970 Murphy Ln.
Louisville, KY 40241
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After the word had spread of the Emancipation Proclamation, in July 1869, the Green Castle Baptist Church was organized in the locust grove along the banks of the Ohio River. In the locust grove, there was an old cabin occupied by Brother Ben Parker that had been used for years to conduct prayer meetings. The church was named ?Green? after the green grass of the locust grove and ?Castle? in honor of Sister Castle Parker, who is Brother Ben Parker?s mother.

In 1996, the church approved a strategic plan to prepare for its expanding membership and spiritual growth. The major directive of the plan was to expand the facility as it had become clear that the facility, after many renovations, had become overcrowded and limited the ministry efforts of the church. In 2002, under the leadership of Reverend James R. Pitts, church membership voted to relocate to Murphy Lane in northeast Louisville, KY. In 2005, after a successful capital stewardship plan, the church began construction of a new physical facility on a newly purchased 18-acre plot of land. In 2007, Green Castle Baptist Church relocated and held its first worship service in its new facility.


The new facility uses energy efficiently by combining several technologies, including: 

-- multi-level compact fluorescent lighting

-- a tight building envelope with double-wrap ductwork in attic spaces

-- energy insulation on plumbing and HVAC fluid-side

-- foil insulation on HVAC air-side

-- efficient windows with a film to reduce solar heat gain

-- a computerized zoned HVAC control system


The HVAC system allows facility management to condition the occupied space without wasting energy by conditioning unoccupied space. The air handler unit (AHU) has two separate coils, one for chilled water, and one for hot water. The AHU monitors both indoor temperatures and outdoor temperatures and regulates indoor temperatures accordingly, pulling in fresh outdoor air as needed, thereby rendering the chiller and/or boiler inoperative. There are 16 fan-powered terminal (FPT) units and five variable air volume (VAV) units strategically located throughout the facility to control temperatures in occupied rooms and unoccupied rooms. This system is networked and computer controlled. Finally, the HVAC system is sized not only meet the current load for more than 25,200 square feet, but also the addition of a new 22,000-square-foot sanctuary.




?At Green Castle, we want to be good stewards of the resources God has allowed us to manage. We must do what we can to protect the earth; God gave us dominion over it and will hold all of us accountable ? saving money on energy is just one of the blessings of being obedient.?


Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Green Castle Baptist Church or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Service Provider:
Cardinal Technology, PLLC

Building Owner:*
Green Castle Baptist Church

Property Manager:*
Green Castle Baptist Church

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2010 (91)

Facility Type: Worship Facility

Total Floorspace: 25279 sf

Year Constructed: 2006

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used: