Case study

Automation, to ensure the lights are on only when needed, enhances this low-energy LED installation, providing security and aesthetic appeal.

"Shine a sustainable light!"

 The Church of England is comitted to reducing its carbon footprint by 42% by 2020
Many churches and church buildings are old, and heating and lighting provided by inefficient, outdated, equipment. Controls and operation may also be outdated and wasteful, leading to unnecessary utility spend.

Welcome to the Church of England's national environmental campaign aimed at helping the Church's 44 dioceses and 16,000 churches reduce their carbon footprint.

The Church is committed to a carbon reduction target of 80% by 2050, with an interim target of 42% by 2020.

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Sustainability, reducing our impact by reducing our carbon emissions and adopting good habits, is good for church communities, benefiting congregations and the environment.

Unless your church or church hall has been refurbished over the last ten years, it's likely your heating plant is out of date and inefficient. Your operation of it may be necessitated by the inflexible controls. Are you just heating the church roof, while the congregation sits in the cold (with associated roof heat buildup problems)?

Your buildings may be occupied throughout the day and into the evening. If so, by using inefficient lighting, or poor control of lighting (lights left on when no-one's around), you are wasting energy and money. LED lighting offers much longer life for awkward and high lighting installations, meaning less time spent up ladders or scaffolding.

What does your church roof look like? If you have to check, it may be that no-one else really knows what it looks like, because they'd have to look up.
South-facing church roofs are ideal SolarPV generation sites and, depending on visual impact, could be a great site for a community power co-op installation.

Contact 20 Percent Challenge to shrink your Church footprint!