Texas Impact is thrilled to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has introduced the new ENERGY STAR for Congregations! This is a transformational step in improving collaboration between the EPA and houses of worship to help Congregations save up to 30% on their energy bills and protect the Creation.
If America's more than 370,000 houses of worship cut energy use by 10% (a tithe!) ...
- Nearly $200 million would be saved for congregations' missions and ministry.
- More than 5.4 billion kWh of electricity would be available without additional cost and pollution.
- More than 2 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, equivalent to the emissions of about 400,000 cars, or to planting over a half million acres of trees.
ENERGY STAR will help Congregations invest strategically in efficient equipment, facility upgrades and maintenance. With free, unbiased information and technical support from ENERGY STAR, a Congregation can more easily improve stewardship of its budget's energy dollars, and of the earth by reducing energy waste and energy costs, while protecting the environment.
And the best news? EPA now has a Portfolio Manager for Congregations! This well-tested tool helps track, understand and improve the energy performance of your house of worship.
EPA is hosting 3 FREE Webinars in September: 9/17, 9/24 and 9/29, at 11:30 am ET/ 10:30 am CST
Who Should Attend a Webinar:
Those responsible for energy decisions in houses of worship. The purpose of this training is to provide users with a step-by-step understanding of Portfolio Manager. This tool will
- Help benchmark current energy use
- Track savings
With such knowledge congregations will be able to both identify beneficial energy improvements and save money and the Creation. Go to the Webinar Registration website to sign up today!