Ann Arbor Houses of Worship

 

 

The Ann Arbor 2030 District task force Houses of Worship (HoW) is inviting your congregation to create a Green Task Force for your congregation!

 

If interested or want to know more, contact us at:

Murray Rosenthal – scibridge0@gmail.com

Celeste Novak – 1066celeste@gmail.com

 

HoW Green Team Topics

● Common religious beliefs and values on energy stewardship

● Reasons for making energy improvements to your building

● Quick wins – how to get the best bang for your energy improvement buck

● Funding for HoW energy use improvements

● Monitoring your energy use ● Payback! How do we determine the payback period for energy improvement projects?

● LED Lighting – pluses and minuses ● Solar Panel Funding. Can a House of Worship take advantage of the Federal Investment Tax Credit?

● HVAC systems – energy efficiency versus performance. Can HVAC improvements reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections?

● Heat pumps for Houses of Worship

● Insulation improvements for Houses of Worship

● The process of getting your project approved by your Board / Vestry / Elders. Forming a consensus!

● Saving water

● Recycling and composting

● Water gardens

● Outside lighting upgrades

● Talks from experts and vendors who provide energy saving improvements

● Volunteer opportunities for organizations that support energy stewardship

 

ANN ARBOR 2030 DISTRICT HOUSE OF WORSHIP GREEN TEAM RESOURCES: