The Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle, an Episcopal Church in Savannah, was awarded a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to support their in-house energy efficiency efforts. Following their energy audit in April 2016, they applied for a grant to complete a reroofing with white TPO (plastic material) with extra insulation in preparation of installing a solar array. Additionally, they applied to upgrade incandescent lights in the parish hall, upgrade floods in the NAVE, and hanging lamps with LEDs. The total award was $4,403 for both projects. The reroofing is estimated to save about $378 in annual energy costs, while the LED upgrade will save an estimated $237.
The Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle has promoted educational opportunities across the Diocese about Creation care, and they are part of Solarize Savannah. They have also completed a full assessment of their buying patterns and products to reduce their impact on Creation.
Congratulations to The Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle on their matching grant, and their continued efforts to increase their energy efficiency! We look forward to their continued work with the GIPL community, and hope that their sustainability efforts inspire other faith communities across Georgia to join the GIPL Power Wise Program
The next matching grant application deadline is November 15, 2017. If your congregation has not yet received a GIPL energy audit, visit our website to sign up today!Tags: creation care, energy efficiency matching grant, solarize savannah, st. paul