Large churches

Large churches use more than 75,000 kWh of energy per annum and typically hire out a hall and other areas most days of the week.

Have a look at the image and list below to see how you can reduce your large church building's carbon footprint.

 

Improve energy management Save up to 15% of total building energy use

No cost
Immediate savings

Switch off external lights Save 15-30% of total external building electricity use

No cost
Immediate savings

Replace tungsten lamps with compact fluorescent lamps Save 75% of the lamp's energy use

Low cost
Payback over 1-2 years

Add push timers for heaters Save up to 5% of total building heating use

Low cost
Payback over 2-7 years

Install lighting occupancy controls Save up to 30% of target illuminated area lighting use

Low cost
Payback over 2-7 years

Insulate valves, joints & pipes Reduce heat loss from valves, joints and pipes by up to 70%

Low cost
Payback over 1-2 years

Replace lighting with more efficient systems

Save up to 40% of target illuminated area lighting use
Save 100% of energy used if removing lighting

Low cost
Payback over 2-7 years
Draught proof external doors Reduce building heat loss by up to 10%

Low cost
Payback over 1-2 years

Install boiler optimiser control Save 5 to 10% of total building heating use Low cost
Payback over 1-5 years

Install daylight lighting controls Save up to 30% target illuminated lighting use Low cost
Payback over 2-7 years

Replace very old fluorescent T12 &/or T8 lighting with T5 lighting Replacing T12-T8s / T12s-T5s may provide 8-40% savings (respectively) of total onsite lighting us Capital investment
Payback over 2-7 years

Introduce zone heating  Save 30% of total onsite heating Capital investment
Payback over 2-7 years

Replace boiler Save 30% of total onsite heating

Capital investment
Payback over 1-5 years

 

For real life examples, click on the links below:

Claremount Methodist Church

 

 

 

Greasby Methodist Church

 

 

 

Knutsford Methodist Church


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