If you are starting from scratch have a go at these 7 steps:
Step 1: Nominate someone to take responsibility for energy and CO2
Step 2: Start taking and recording meter readings
Step 3: Undertake an energy walk-round
Step 4: Create a checklist to identify:
- A list of actions that will reduce emissions - during housekeeping or as part of an awareness campaign.
- A low carbon replacement list - when will equipment be replaced and would an energy efficient option cost extra?
Step 5: Conduct awareness campaigns and ask others to help manage the way energy is used
Step 6: Report on the progress made via:
- To congregations
- Notice boards
Step 7: Create an energy policy and integrate lower energy use and the quest to reduce emissions into the day to day running of the church