Helpful links

General guidance

Solar Panels (Photovoltaics) on Church Buildings 
A useful guide from the Methodist Church

The Renewable Energy Centre 
Useful source for lists of advisory organisations and contractors; links to contractors for downloads, brochures and other information

Carbon Footprint calculator 
Carbon management site with useful resources and advice

Google the UK Carbon Footprint Calculator 
Calculations and management

Carbon Calculator 
Warwick University site with useful resources and advice

Energy Saving Trust 
advisory organisation

Energy Saving Ideas 
Useful site with practical ideas

Energy Reduction Guide 
Useful site with practical ideas; downloadable handbook; carbon calculator

Time for Change 
Useful website for information

Renewable Energy UK 
Up to date information on alternative energy generation

Centre for Alternative Technology 
Free information service on sustainable living, with links to information sheets on all things eco. They also have an online shop selling useful books and sustainable living products

UK Green Building Council 
advisory organisation

Shrinking the Footprint 
The Church of England's National Environmental campaign

English Heritage  
Guidance for listed buildings (primarily) but also useful for all other applications; useful .pdf advice note

The Carbon Trust  
Advisory organisation, carbon footprint calculator etc.

Greenspec 
Useful schedule of "green" building materials manufacturers and comparison with carbon output during "cradle to grave" of materials

 

Grant sources

Fund Finder  

 

Energy Suppliers

The Methodist Church has an energy buying scheme, in partnership with 2buy2. This is an easy and effective way to cut carbon, save time and save money.

 

For study

Operation Noah 

Eco-Congregation 
Useful modules for study and implementation

A Rocha 
Environmental and nature conservation site (linked to Eco-Congregation organisation)

 

Further examples

Beechen Cliff Methodist Church 
An installation of photovoltaic cells

Northop Hall Methodist Church
An installation of photovoltaic cells


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