Saving Energy Dollars (As Well As Souls) in Church
Since most houses of worship rely on small or non-existent budgets for capital projects, low- or no-cost measures that reduce energy consumption generally produce the best results. Some simple steps involve changing the way congregates and staff use the building. Big-ticket items, such as replacing heating and cooling systems with more energy-efficient units, may not be practical until existing equipment reaches the end of its useful life.
A comprehensive energy audit remains the best way to identify cost-effective efficiency improvements in a church. Below are some suggestions for reducing energy consumption:
Sources: E Source, Energy Star, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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