Trinity Episcopal Church in Statesboro was a awarded a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to support their in-house energy efficiency efforts. Following their energy audit in July 2016, they applied for a grant to install new WiFi thermostats in their church building. This should reduce annual energy costs by $1,850 with a simple payback of 1.6 years. Trinity Episcopal Church was awarded $595 to support half the project costs. GIPL’s Leeann Culbreath presented the the check to Jim Bastarache (former Junior Warden) and Rev. Joan Kilian (Rector).
Trinity Episcopal Church has an active recycling program focused on paper and cardboard waste for the sanctuary, office, while glass and metals were recycled from the kitchen. They also have staff that manage the existing thermostats.
Congratulations to Trinity Episcopal Church 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: energy efficiency matching grant, recycling, trinity, wifi thermostat