There are 200 subsidised Energy Audits available for churches, the usual cost of an audit is £445 (+ VAT). Qualifying churches will receive a subsidy of £200, making the price £245 + VAT.
There are many benefits to carrying out a comprehensive energy survey of your Church to provide advice on the main energy and cost saving opportunities. An energy survey will include an assessment of the feasibility of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy technologies, in order to reduce a building's energy consumption and carbon footprint.
Each building presents different opportunities, but typical energy savings can be around 20% of current consumption. Each opportunity will be itemised in the Energy Survey Report, with recommendations including what investment is required, annual cost savings, carbon savings and financial return on investment period.
The deadline to apply for your subsidised energy audit has now past.
Please read the below to find out what churches who received audits in 2019 had to say about their experience.
It is not difficult to do, and the results can be surprising and more importantly useful for planning your church's future energy usage.
It is good to have an independent person pointing out what you fail to see, e.g. change of energy supplier, and for us, how little the church is actually used. We have begun the process of changing to LED bulbs, which is our first step towards a greener and cheaper to run church!
Until you have an energy audit, you do not know what you can do to move to a greener less polluting organisation.
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