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Energy Efficiency Solutions for Churches - Shared screen with speaker view
Brooks Berndt
08:31
Mary's Question: I'm wondering about the best way to track electricity use now that we have installed solar. The Eversource Green Button returns a negative number for KwH consumption. So, do we need to track solar production and consumption separately and perform a calculation? We would welcome any suggestions. Thanks.
Anne Hayek
12:37
Hi, I don’t have a microphone so couldn’t respond to the greeting!
Brooks Berndt
14:51
Greetings to everyone! If you would like to introduce yourself in the chat box, that would be great! You can share your name, city, and church home. You can also share an earth day highlight if you like!
Douglas MacWade
17:10
Hi there. Doug MacWade from Heidelberg USS in Schwenksville PA. We participated in our Perkiomen Creek Steam Clean-up event hosted by the watershed society.
Gary Smith
17:24
Hi, Gary and Jane Smith here from Community UCC in Raleigh. Right now we are installing professional composting at our church! Does anyone have great composting signage you like to share?
Brooks Berndt
18:50
Weblink about the UCC's Creation Justice Churches program: http://www.ucc.org/best_practices_for_creation_justice_churches
Anne Hayek
19:48
Hi, Anne Hayek, Needham Congregational Church in Massachusetts. I am working with a utility contractor to change our CFL lights to LED and insulate our heating pipes. Worship service included witness by three environmental team members. I am very concerned about the future of the Atlantic Right Whales, who are in danger of extinction.
Brooks Berndt
19:50
Whoops! That link was for the series of articles on best practices. Here is the link about the Creation Justice Churches program:
Brooks Berndt
19:51
http://www.ucc.org/how_it_works_becoming_a_creation_justice_church
Brooks Berndt
20:22
Here is a link to Jerry's last webinar for us:
Brooks Berndt
20:25
https://ucc.zoom.us/recording/play/G6HfKrQJN5IHjM7a3ckJ1aVQQXC27BuYvFRNC1jIA7oChRYaaIkhQM_Byp44Ec_s?autoplay=true
Brooks Berndt
27:20
Both Cornerstone and Church Building and Loan Fund are UCC or UCC affiliated institutions that have ecoloan programs.
Brooks Berndt
28:46
Cornerstone webpage: https://www.cornerstonefund.org/organizations/borrowing/mortgage-loans/energy-improvements/
Douglas MacWade
46:31
Did your chart have a recommended color/warmth for the diferent areas in a worship are vs office area?
Anne Hayek
51:41
What about dark sky compliant warm LED steeple lighting and church sign lighting, please?
Anne Hayek
01:13:22
Cold LED CCTs disrupt circadian rhythms of humans, mammals, insects, and plants and negatively affect pollination —> food chain impacts.
Anne Hayek
01:15:58
You can have both: low CCT LEDs. Let’s talk!
Anne Hayek
01:17:02
Thanks Brooks and Jerry!
Douglas MacWade
01:17:18
Thank you.