Energy Master Planning for Non-profits
Many houses of worship and other non-profits have a building that is both their primary asset and also a major expense. Frequently these organizations could reduce energy, maintenance, and operational costs significantly but lack the time, staff, and expertise to identify and plan valuable improvements. Meanwhile they struggle to adequately address ongoing maintenance needs.
In this hands-on workshop held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Danvers, Paul and Mike, together with MA Interfaith Power and Light Board President Jim Nail, led participants through the process of drafting a step-by-step energy master plan. Using the host organization as a case study, attendees gained an understanding of the building as a system, learned how to to identify opportunities to improve building efficiency and lower operating costs within the realities that constrain non-profits, and came away with a basis for developing a master energy plan for their own buildings.