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St. Alban's Episcopal Church Honored by EPA

On Sunday, September 26, 2010, a special ceremony was held at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Monroe to award them with one of only five 2010 Energy Star® Congregation Awards given by the EPA.  Winners are recognized for fighting global warming through effective energy management practices and innovative efficiency solutions. St Alban’s Episcopal Church, a 50 year old building, …

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Central Presbyterian Church Receives Matching Grant

Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, headed by Pastor Gary W. Charles, received an Energy Improvement Matching Grant under the Power Wise Program for the amount of $9,063. The grant will be matched by the congregation and will be used to upgrade lighting from T-12 fluorescent lamps to more efficient T-8 lamps in the Campbell Egan Building, the kitchen and …

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St. Alban's Episcopal Church Receives EPA's Congregation Award

Congratulations to St.  Alban’s Episcopal Church in Monroe, Georgia, one of only five recipients across the nation to win the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Congregation Award this year! St. Alban’s Episcopal, which is headed by Father Brent Owens, has been working hard to reduce their energy use. In 2008, the congregation received an energy audit from Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, …

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School Receives Matching Grant

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School (IHM) is a non-profit school headed by Principal Tricia DeWitt.  The school opened its doors in August 1958. IHM serves 498 students (378 families) from 31 different parishes throughout the Metro Atlanta area with classes from kindergarten to eighth grade. Its students come from diverse backgrounds, 18 percent are non-Catholic, …

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Canon Church of God Receives Matching Grant

Canon Church of God in Canon, Georgia, headed by Reverend Gary Stewart, received a Energy Improvement Matching Grant under the Power Wise program for the amount of $2,500. The grant will be matched by the congregation and will be used to upgrade windows in the parsonage to improve energy efficiency. Additionally, funds will be used to upgrade several kitchen …

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First Afrikan Presbyterian Church Receives Matching Grant

First Afrikan Presbyterian Church in Lithonia, headed by Pastor Dr. Mark O. Lomax, received an Energy Improvement Matching Grant under the Power Wise program for the amount of $5,240.  This grant will be matched by the congregation and will be used to replace two smaller air conditioning units with Energy Star® rated 13 SEER units.  Additionally, all manual thermostats will …

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Power Wise – Our First Energy Audit

Two weeks ago, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light conducted our first Energy Audit as a part of our new Power Wise program.  Bob Donaghue, GIPL’s new Power Wise Program Director, and I joined Gary Gabriel from CDH Partners, Inc. at North Springs United Methodist Church in Sandy Springs for the afternoon audit. We met up with Ryan Meres, a church member …

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