“Most congregations can cut energy costs by up to 30% by investing strategically in efficient equipment, facility upgrades and maintenance. With free, unbiased information and technical support from ENERGY STAR, your congregation can more easily improve stewardship of your budget’s energy dollars, and of the earth by reducing energy waste and energy costs, while protecting the environment.”
EnergyStar is the quasi-governmental “non profit” agency that monitor the appliance industry and educates consumers. They have created materials for churches which can be found at http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=small_business.sb_congregations
Their webpage includes a pamphlet for congregations, cost analysis of various energy savings, educational materials, and material & technology suggestions.
Churches in the US spend over $3 Billion dollars a year in energy. Imagine the stewardship savings if every church saved just 20% of its costs!