By: Georgia Interfaith Power & Light
Since 2003, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light (GIPL) has engaged communities of faith in stewardship of God’s Creation as a direct reflection of our faithfulness through worship, education and the sustainable generation and efficient use of energy. Thanks to recent federal and state funding, GIPL now has even greater tools and resources to help congregations in Georgia protect Creation by saving energy. GIPL’s program—Power Wise—offers low-cost Energy Audits to faith communities across the state.
No other organization in the country is offering congregations of every faith a detailed road map like this to systematically assess and reduce their energy use, and demand for this Power Wise has been unprecedented. Congregations from Savannah to Athens and Augusta to Macon have signed up to receive Power Wise Energy Audits.
In addition to Energy Audits, Power Wise congregations are eligible to apply for up to $25,000 in Energy Improvement Matching Grants. This program is designed to help congregations institute changes that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive, such as improving insulation, upgrading lighting and windows, and installing energy efficient heating and air conditioning units.
Power Wise helps congregations become better stewards of their financial resources and of God’s Creation. Money saved through energy efficiency improvements can be used to support your congregation’s mission and programming.
To sign up for Power Wise, please visit Georgia Interfaith Power & Light’s website. Our Power Wise Program Director will contact you to get your congregation started on the path to energy savings.