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!
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.
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.
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
Dar Un Noor Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, received a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant for this cycle in order to install Wi-Fi thermostats and complete an LED lighting retrofit based on a completed GIPL energy audit. The Islamic academy received $8,865 to implement these energy efficiency upgrades. They have a large building with high energy costs annually, and their energy audit with GIPL revealed that Wi-Fi thermostats would save the school up to 10% off of their annual energy bills in addition to a savings of 22.5% by replacing old fluorescent lamps with LED lamps. Continue reading
White Bluff Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia received a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to get them started on their lighting upgrades. A once dark and under-lit but high-energy use sanctuary, the church will now receive a bright improvement this year.
As a part of their Sanctuary Lighting Project, the matching grant will help the church upgrade their sanctuary lighting to LED bulbs, and thus increasing their energy efficiency. This project is aimed at reducing the church’s overall energy consumption. Their completed 2015 energy audit with GIPL showed that White Bluff Presbyterian actually had relatively low energy consumption. Since the church buildings are used for community events and outside clubs in addition to worship, the church wanted to lessen the energy strain on their church budget. From their GIPL energy audit, the new LED bulbs in the sanctuary are slated to save them up to 10% on their electric bill. Continue reading
First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City, has received a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to begin their energy efficiency efforts. After completing an energy audit with GIPL, the church decided that they needed assistance replacing T-12 florescent light bulbs with LED bulbs.
A check of $2,975 was presented last month to the church to help with the lighting upgrades. First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City enrolled in the Power Wise program in order to reduce their energy consumption and engage with their community in energy conservation. As a continuation of their conservation efforts, the congregation collects recycling from church members to ensure that the recyclables are being disposed of in the right way. Continue reading
In 2005, someone asked at the St. Alban’s church’s annual meeting, “How much do we spend on utilities?” That simple question started a quest that continues today at St. Alban’s. They have cut their utility bills in half, earned an Energy Star Congregational award in 2010, they were one of the first 28 congregations in the nation to win this award and the only award given in Georgia, and they earned an Energy Star in 2011 and 2012.