St. John's Recognized as Certified Cool Congregation

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St. John's Recognized as Certified Cool Congregation

Time: November 1, 2018 at 12am to November 30, 2018 at 12pm
Location: St. John's Episcopal Church
Street: 500 North Roan Street
City/Town: Johnson City, Tennessee
Website or Map: http://www.coolcongregations.…
Event Type: recognition
Organized By: Interfaith Power and Light
Latest Activity: Oct 27

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In 2016 and 2017 St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johnson City was recognized as a Certified Cool Congregation. The Vestry, Finance, Building & Grounds, and Earth Guild committees undertook an ambitious project to reduce their electrical usage and costs through improving their heating and cooling plant and beginning to convert lighting to LED energy-saving bulbs. Since completing the HVAC project in 2017 and replacing the lights in the Nave, St. John’s has reduced energy use in 2017 by 80,400 kWh over 2015 levels. This reduced St. John’s carbon footprint by 60 Metric Tons annually. The church also saved over $7,400 a year at the end of 2017 over 2015 in electricity costs. St. John’s reduced energy consumption by 42%.

 

To get recognized nationally as a congregational leader in saving energy and caring for God’s creation, St. John’s sought certification as a Cool Congregation through the national Interfaith Power & Light organization. In October St. John’s received notice that they are now recognized as a Gold level Certified Cool Congregation. The gold level certification is the highest level, indicating a 40% or more reduction in energy use.

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