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 – email@example.com
Celeste Novak – firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- Energy Resources - Michigan Interfaith Power & Light (miipl.org)
- Carbon Fund - Michigan Interfaith Power & Light (miipl.org)
- Interfaith Power & Light – A Religious Response to Global Warming (interfaithpowerandlight.org)
- ENERGY STAR for Congregations | ENERGY STAR Buildings and Plants | ENERGY STAR
- Power Profiler | Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) | US EPA
- Green Teams | Faith in Place
- Solar_Panel_Investor_Model_HoW_To_(mar-v1-030120).pdf (d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net)
- 160 solar panels help place of worship cut energy costs, carbon footprint - mlive.com
- Sacred Grounds (nwf.org)