Medium churches

Medium churches use between 20,000 and 75,000 kWh of energy per annum and typically hire out a hall and other areas at some time during the week.

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

 

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

No cost
Immediate savings

Reduce the time that heating operates Save up to 5% of heating 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

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

Add thermostat controls on heating Save 8 to 10% of total building heating use

Low cost
Payback over 2-7 years

Add wireless heating controls Save 5 to 10% of total building heating use

Low cost
Payback over 2-7 years

Install de-stratification fans Save up to 20% of total building heating

Capital investment
Payback over 2-7 years

Insulate roof Save up to 90% of the 25% building heat loss made through the roof

Capital investment
Payback over 2-7 years

Install secondary glazing Save up to 50% saved of the 25% building heat loss made through the windows

Capital investment
Payback over 7-20 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 use

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:

 

Bromborough Methodist Church

 

 

 

Kingsway Methodist Church

 

 

 

Little Neston Methodist Church

 

 

 

Norley Methodist Church

 

 

 

Wollaston Methodist Church

 

 

 

 

 

 


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