About Celeste Whitman

Northminster Presbyterian Receives GIPL Grant

Northminster Presbyterian Church in Roswell, Georgia, received a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to implement energy efficient lighting into their sanctuary. The church completed an energy audit with GIPL last year. From the audit recommendations, the congregation decided to upgrade their old lighting with LED lighting in their sanctuary. GIPL granted Northminster Presbyterian $6,600 to implement these changes and decrease the church’s energy output.

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Walnut Grove UMC Receives a GIPL Grant

Walnut Grove United Methodist Church in Loganville, Georgia, received a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to install energy improvements to their Sunday school, sanctuary, and education building. GIPL conducted an energy audit at the church and, after recommendations from the audit, the congregation decided to use their $3,000 matching grant to add energy efficient insulation in the office and Sunday school building, insulate the sanctuary floor, and upgrade lighting in the education building.

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Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta Receives GIPL Grant

Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta was awarded a GIPL Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to make improvements to their HVAC system in their building.  Al-Farooq completed an energy audit with GIPL last year to see where they could improve on energy efficiency, and they decided to use the grant to retro-commission their current HVAC Building Automation.  The mosque was awarded $5,000 in order to implement these changes. The updates to the HVAC system are estimated to cut the building’s energy cost by at least 10%!

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Trinity Presbyterian Receives GIPL Grant

Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta received a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to help upgrade the lighting in their preschool building.  Trinity Church completed an energy audit with GIPL, and from the recommendations on that audit, they decided to replace their old light fixtures with T8 lights, which will increase the preschool building’s energy efficiency.  The church was awarded $5,000 from GIPL in order to implement the light fixture upgrades.

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First Baptist Church of Blakely Receives GIPL Grant

First Baptist Church in Blakely, Georgia, was awarded another GIPL Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to upgrade their lighting to LED fixtures.  Many energy efficiencies have been incorporated already at this historic church in South Georgia following their GIPL energy audit a few years ago. Now the church is upgrading the old lighting in their Choir Room to energy efficient LED fixtures.  They received $688 in order to implement these lighting upgrades.

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Mohammed Schools of Atlanta Receives GIPL Grant

The Mohammed Schools of Atlanta was awarded a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to help them in implementing energy saving measures.  This Islamic school on the eastside of Atlanta completed an energy audit with GIPL last summer to see where energy improvements were needed.  After the energy audit, the school decided to upgrade their thermostats to WiFi thermostats, replacing old lighting with energy saving light fixtures, and installing LED exit signs with a GIPL grant of $5,694.

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Journey Men’s Shelter Receives GIPL Grant

Journey Men’s Shelter in Atlanta, Georgia, received a GIPL Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to update their lighting and light controls for energy savings.  A grant of $5,983 was awarded to Journey Men’s Shelter to implement more efficient light fixtures and controls for the lights after they completed an energy audit with GIPL.  The new lighting controls are estimated to save the shelter almost $2,000 in annual energy costs!

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Islamic Community Center of Atlanta Receives GIPL Grant

The Islamic Community Center of Atlanta in Fayetteville, Georgia, received a GIPL Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to replace old inefficient light bulbs with energy saving LED bulbs in their building.  After completing an energy audit with GIPL, the ICCA decided to implement retrofits with their 4 T-12 light fixtures utilizing a matching grant of $850 from GIPL in addition to rebates from Georgia Power.

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Congregation Bet Haverim Receives GIPL Grant

Congregation Bet Haverim in Atlanta, Georgia, was awarded a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to assist them with energy improvements.  Congregation Bet Haverim completed an energy audit with GIPL and decided to focus their efforts on replacing old thermostats with WiFi thermostats with a $750 matching grant.

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First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville Receives GIPL Grant

First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was another church that received a GIPL Power Wise matching grant this past cycle to help implement energy efficiency in their church.  After completing an energy audit with GIPL last year, First UMC decided to focus their efforts on installing Wi-Fi thermostats throughout their buildings.  They received $4,811 through a GIPL grant in order to replace their old thermostats with 55 Wi-Fi thermostats. Continue reading