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Save Money While Saving the Planet: ENERGY STAR for Congregations - Shared screen with speaker view
Brooks Berndt
11:06
Greetings everyone! We will get started soon. If you would like to introduce yourself in the chat box, that would be great. You can share your name, church, city, and the best thing about holy week. So I am Brooks Berndt in Cleveland, Ohio, and I attend Plymouth UCC. The best thing about Holy Week is introducing its meanings and rituals to my 2 and 6 year old girls.
Franklin Lane
12:32
I'm Frank Lane, deacon at Fox Island UCC
Michael O'Connell
13:01
hi
Michael O'Connell
13:31
this is Michael O'Connell from UCC Midland.
Dwight Wagenius
13:36
Rev Dwight Wagenius, Community Minister at Mayflower UCC, Minneapolis, MN
Clint Collins
13:47
I'm Clint Collins, pastor of First Christian CHurch (Disciples of Christ) in Bremerton, WA, and I'm watching with a couple of my leaders today.
Michael O'Connell
13:49
I am a member of our Board of Trustees
sutfinj
13:54
I’m Julie Sutfin from Christ Church UCC Maplewood, Missouri.
Patience Stevenson
15:54
Hi, This is Rev. Patience Stevenson, Visitation Pastor at Union UCC in Neffs, PA
Gary Garrett
15:58
Gary Garrett here, Kirkwood UCC, Atlanta, GA and we had the honor of hearing Brooks speak on Earth Day several years ago!
Patricia Metzger
17:03
We’re Patty and George Metzger from Fox Island United Church of Christ in Washington State
Brooks Berndt
17:24
Here is the website I shared earlier about the UCC's Creation Justice Churches program: http://www.ucc.org/how_it_works_becoming_a_creation_justice_church
Kurt Lutterman
20:33
Gary is sharing
David Huber
21:57
David Huber, pastor of Plymouth UCC Eau Claire, WI and part of the WI Conf. Creation Care team
Brooks Berndt
32:22
www.energystar.gov/congregations
Brooks Berndt
43:16
That would be awesome if we could aggregate our results and impact!
Brooks Berndt
01:04:07
lawson.jerry@epa.gov
Michael O'Connell
01:05:13
we could type questions into chat
Jeremy Hylen
01:05:44
thanks!
Kurt Lutterman
01:06:36
https://www.epa.gov/JoinBuildings page does not exist
Kurt Lutterman
01:07:20
Never mind... it's energystar.gov
Gary Garrett
01:07:35
we have a building that is less than a year old--- do we need to have a minimum of 12 months in order to receive an Energy Star rating?
Michael O'Connell
01:08:07
is there any financial assitance available?
Karen Muse
01:09:23
We enrolled in a program with our electric company that allows them to shut off our 20 heat pumps for short periods during high energy use periods. Is there a way to factor that into the Portfolio Manager?
Anne Hayek
01:09:52
Question: what information do you need to collect in order to fill in the P. M. ? I have the feeling you need some square footage and other illusive data…
Gary Garrett
01:09:54
great, thanks, we can probably wait a year so that is fine
Tony Dover
01:10:00
Can you talk briefly about the different load profile that a congregation has compared to a standard office building and how that was calculated into the scoring.
Anne Hayek
01:14:23
Worship facilities are often have week tenants such as preschools; how is that treated?
Kurt Lutterman
01:14:35
But even within houses of worship, some are basically closed M-F, while facilities like ours are used all week long
Kurt Lutterman
01:16:19
#2 would be of interest
Karen Muse
01:16:42
1
Clint Collins
01:17:02
both, but #2 would be more helpful in the short term.
Kathy Dawson
01:17:15
both please, but #2 first
Anne Hayek
01:17:21
Brooks, another good topic would be outdoor lighting, which is energy efficiency, light pollution, and respect for nocturnal species and plants.
Clint Collins
01:17:46
Thanks for the presentation!
Tony Dover
01:17:51
2, maybe #3 for benchmarking session in PM