RENEWABLE ENERGY INFORMATION

 

Your Church and Solar PV

Your-Church-Solar-PV-Cover-Sept-2012Information to help churches exploring installing solar PV. The Diocese of Oxford has produced an information sheet that introduces how solar energy could be used to generate electricity in your church, as well as help you assess the suitability of your church and provides a list of things to consider as you develop a project to install solar panels.

There is also advice about how your church may be able to benefit from the government Feed-In-Tariff. Read more…

 

Your Church and Wood Fuel (Biomass)

Woodfuel thumbInformation to help churches exploring woodfuel or biomass heating systems. The Diocese of Oxford has produced an information sheet to introduce how biomass could be used to heat your church buildings. It will help you assess the suitability of your church and provides a list of things to consider as you develop a project to install a biomass boiler.
There is also advice about how your church may be able to benefit from the government Renewable Heat Incentive. Read more…

 

Your Church and Heat Pumps

Your Church & Heat Pumps - thumb2Information to introduce how air-source and ground-source heat pumps could be used to heat your church buildings. It will help you assess the suitability of your church and provides a list of things to consider as you develop a project to install heat pump technology and benefit from the government Renewable Heat Incentive. Read more…

 

 

Suggested Eco-Professionals Directory

The Diocese of Oxford compile a directory of suggested eco-professionals who provide eco-advice and services, such as energy efficiency audits and renewable energy, to churches. Read more…

 

Resources from elsewhere

Oxford City Council:

  • Heritage Energy Efficiency Tool (HEET) – Oxford City Council, Low Carbon Oxford, Oxford Preservation Trust and Building Research Establishment (BRE) have developed the Oxford’s Heritage and Energy Efficiency Tool and have produced some local case studies.

Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust:

  • Churches for Communities by Becky Payne – This book subtitled Adapting Oxfordshire’s Churches for Wider Use includes innovative projects to help reorder historic church buildings in the Oxford Diocese – and includes many projects that included improving energy efficiency, and some that used renewable technologies.

Herefordshire Diocese:

Church Care:

  • Guidance Note – Choosing the right heating system

What are churches doing eslewhere?

The national CofE environment project, Shrinking the Footprint, provides a map of what churches are doing nationally, which includes case studies. Visit www.churchcare.co.uk/shrinking-the-footprint/projects-and-case-studies
Dioceses across the South West region of the UK provide a website with resources and case studies. Visit www.ecochurchsouthwest.org.uk