St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and Day School Receives GIPL Grant
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and Day School in Atlanta was awarded a GIPL Power Wise Energy Efficiency Matching Grant to help implement energy efficiency practices in their facilities. After receiving an energy audit through GIPL last year, St. Anne’s determined that spray-in attic insulation for the administration building would significantly reduce electricity usage and costs. St. Anne’s received $2,500 for this project.
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and Day School is already actively engaged in Creation care and energy efficiency work. In Spring 2016, they installed an array of solar panels, allowing the church to reduce energy costs and reliance on coal-based energy sources. LED lighting has been installed across the facilities, even in the sanctuary and four day school classrooms. St. Anne’s has a strong recycling program, with single-stream recycling for all common recyclable items. The campus even uses a well for irrigation of plants. St. Anne’s is also planning a series of meetings focused on water and energy conservation and sustainability.
Congratulations to St. Anne’s 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 GIPL’s 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!