A building Energy Audit is a practical step to identify, quantify and prioritise tangible opportunities to reduce energy use, costs and carbon emissions in a building.
Buildings offer many opportunities to reduce energy use and costs. An Energy Audit enables these opportunities to be specifically identified, quantified and prioritised. This can provide a business case for action and lead to investment on energy efficiency and renewable technology.
The cost of an Energy Audit is £450+ VAT.
A subsidy of £175 will be applied to your Energy Audit and paid by the Church of England directly to the Supplier bringing your payment down to £275 +VAT.
Be aware that if your Church Hall is a separate building (i.e., doesn’t share a roof with the sanctuary) you’ll have to arrange for 2 audits and will be charged accordingly.
Please note, there is an additional £70+ VAT Admin Fee payable directly to 2Buy2.com. Customer Services will provide payment details on receipt of your application form.
Make sure you’ve got everything you need to complete your application:
Complete the form, remembering to upload your Energy Footprint Tool and 12 months’ of bills.
The Energy Footprint Tool (EFT) is easy-to-use and allows all churches around the country to enter their utility bills and find out their 'carbon footprint' based on the energy you use to heat and light your buildings.
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You receive a comprehensive assessment of your Church with recommendations and advice on the main energy and cost saving opportunities 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 Audit Report, with recommendations including what investment is required, annual cost savings, carbon savings and financial return on investment period.
Once the Supplier receives the order the following happens:
In the first instance, please contact the Supplier: ESOS Energy
Failing that, please contact the Parish Buying Support Team in the normal way.
Each building presents different opportunities, but typical energy savings can be around 20% of current consumption.
Each opportunity will be itemised in the Energy Audit Report, with recommendations including what investment is required, annual cost savings, carbon savings and financial return on investment period.
"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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