What Happens during an Energy Audit?

Today’s blog post comes from GIPL friend Patrick Cobb, the Facilities Manager at Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church.  Here he reflects on the process of receiving an Energy Audit from GIPL and what changes have been put in place following the audit. Additionally, Saint Anne’s has a large solar array installed on the parish, funded through …

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Holy Comforter Episcopal Church Receives a GIPL Energy Efficiency Grant to Upgrade Lighting to LED

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church has been a GIPL partner for over a decade, and received a pre-Power Wise energy audit in November 2007.   The audit was conducted by Shane Totten of Southface and Woody Bartlett, GIPL co-founder.  They were a former recipient of the GIPPY Trailblazer award.  Holy Comforter applied for their first GIPL matching …

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Saint Anne's Episcopal Church Receives a GIPL Grant

Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta Awarded $10,000 GIPL Matching Grant for Energy Efficiency Project During the December 2017 grant committee meeting, the committee was very impressed with the completed and on-going energy efficiency projects Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church and Preschool had completed within the past couple years.  Two projects in particular are its solar …

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Christ Episcopal Church Receives GIPL Grant

The Rev. Dcn. Leann Culbreath presents the grant check to Senior Warden Nikki Yarbrough (left) and Rector Rev. Dave Johnson (center). Christ Episcopal Church in Valdosta was awarded a GIPL Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to support in-house energy efficiency upgrades. After receiving a GIPL energy audit, the congregation learned that there was significant energy loss in one …

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St Mark’s Episcopal Church Receives GIPL Grant

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in LaGrange was awarded a GIPL Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to fund a foam attic insulation project completed in March 2016. From the energy usage data already collected since the installation, the church is projected to have an annual energy savings of $600. St. Mark’s was awarded $2,748 for this energy …

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Trinity Episcopal Church Receives GIPL Grant

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 …

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Receives GIPL Grant

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 …

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Inspiration from Voices for the Earth

Rev. Woody Bartlett, GIPL Co-Founder and current Board Member, wrote this text for Holy Trinity Parish‘s Voices for the Earth event on November 5th. Please enjoy these inspiring words and view more event photos here.  The 18th Century English hymnist, Isaac Watts, states as well as anyone that God is everywhere present in the Creation. God …

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South of the Gnat Line PART 1

It started with one tree. A hemlock tree just outside the window of my childhood home in northeast Ohio was a peaceful haven, an escape, and launching pad for a lifetime of Creation care. After school, I bent its branches as I climbed as high as our home’s flat roof, where I often rested on …

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Sense the Earth Loving You

Demarius J. Walker joins GIPL this year as a Road Fellow with the Episcopal Service Corps. We’re grateful for his energy and presence! Read a short bio on Demarius here. “Walk slowly, letting each step kiss the ground, and sense the Earth loving you back.” These instructions from Sister Mary at the Sacred Heart Monastery represent …

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New Creation Care Initiatives at Honey Creek Camp

The Creation Care Commission, a new environmental ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, met at Honey Creek Camp on June 13 to establish programs that reduce and recycle waste and to increase awareness of ways to better care for “this fragile earth, our island home.” A food waste reduction program will focus on reducing overall …

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