Earth Care Congregations A Guide to Greening Presbyterian Churches◦ Our worship and discipleship will celebrate God’s grace and glory in creation◦ Our education will encourage and support each other in keeping and healing the creation◦ Our facilities will be managed, maintained, and upgraded to respect and cherish all creation◦ Our outreach will encourage community involvement and public policy to protect and restore the earth
The Climate Corps Fellowship Climate Corps Public Sector is EDF’s summer fellowship programthat places talented graduate students from top schools in publicorganizations to develop practical, actionable energy efficiencyinvestment plans. Working with facilities management or sustainability staff, eachfellow or pair of fellows develops a unique energy plan to meet thehost organization’s needs.Fellows work throughout the host organization to: Inventory the host’s energy use through the review and analysis ofprofessional energy audits, interviews with key employees, anddirect observation. Model the financial impact of upgrades to lighting, officeequipment, and heating and cooling systems, factoring in availablerebates and incentives. Facilitate collaboration among multiple energy efficiencystakeholders. Map a strategy for energy efficiency investments and present thebusiness case to key decision-makers.
2011 Climate CorpsOrganizations City of Atlanta Atlanta, GA City of Wilmington Wilmington, NC Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Cherokee, NC Elizabeth City, NC Elizabeth City, NC First Presbyterian Church Asheville, NC Groce Methodist Church Asheville, NC Mecklenburg County, NC Mecklenburg County, NC Nash County, NC Nash County, NC New Hanover County, NC New Hanover County, NC New York City Housing AuthorityNew York, NY Town of Cary, NC Cary, NC Town of Rocky Mount, NC Rocky Mount, NC Township of Middletown, NJ Middletown, NJ Township of Ocean, NJ Ocean, NJ Trinity Episcopal Church Asheville, NC
Energy Efficiency and Conservation: First Presbyterian Church Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Public Sector 2011 July 28, 2011 By Maura Farver Duke University & UNC
First Presbyterian Church In downtown Asheville; established in 1794 FPC’s facilities encompass over 60,000 square feet and include: The sanctuary, constructed in 1890s and renovated in 1951 with 43’ ceilings The chapel, constructed in 1968, with lower level community room and apartment The education building, constructed in 1968, with three floors of classrooms Administrative offices and meeting rooms, partially renovated in 2003
RECOMMENDED ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS AND ACTIONS Project 1 - Sanctuary Lighting Upgrade Project 2 - Incandescent to LED Exit Sign Project 3 - T12 to T8 Lighting Upgrade Project 4 - 32W T8 to 28W T8 Lighting Upgrade Project 5 - Select Outdoor Lighting to LED Upgrade Project 6 - Gas Boiler Upgrade Project 7 - Energy Management