Properties used for religious worship have unique characteristics that present challenges for energy and sustainability initiatives:

  • Space is frequently unoccupied
  • Funding for capital improvements may be limited
  • Some large congregations blend worship space with multi-use facilities

Despite these challenges, houses of worship may be strong candidates for energy and sustainability:

  • Eco-conscious projects align with social values and appeal to members
  • Efficiency projects with longer payback periods may be possible due to the longer time horizon typically associated with non-profits
  • Lowering energy consumption provides a hedge against rising costs
  • Time-sensitive incentives are available

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Typical Energy Consumption

  • Heating, cooling, and ventilation consume a much greater fraction of total energy at religious worship facilities than at most other property types
  • Most congregations can save up to 30% on energy costs by upgrading facilities and using and maintaining efficient equipment1