Energy Efficiency

By Duke DeJong · November 06, 2017
With prices decreasing and improvements made to LED technology in the past ten years, the argument in favor of LED lighting has become much stronger.

Colby May · November 06, 2017
Is it possible to use more energy, while at the same time lowering your overall energy cost?

Martin Sinderman · September 23, 2016
Energy consumption is the second-largest cost item in most organizational budgets, including those of churches. Here's why getting that energy audit scheduled will set you on a path of lowering costs now, and in the long run.

Andres Caamano · August 15, 2016
The story of an LED retrofit went from an idea of saving significant money, to making worship an immersive experience - one that brings what is happening onstage to the congregation with light and sound.

Colby May · June 30, 2016
Worship Facilities takes a look at energy usage by products that can be plugged into an AC outlet that adds up to around 20 percent of building electrical use.

Colby May · March 15, 2016
There is a common misconception that when installing energy saving equipment, that efficiency takes care of itself. Here are practical ways you can enhance your existing equipment to save your ministry money on keeping cool this summer.

WFM Staff · December 15, 2015
A focus on three key areas to keep your church congregation warm and dry this winter.

Colby May · September 29, 2015
Retro-commissioning is the first stage in the building upgrade process and helps identify improper equipment performance. In most cases facility personnel have a great understanding of the systems, and how to operate the facility, but do not understand how to run the system efficiently.

Rachel Dawn Hayes · September 17, 2015
The role of a church facilities manager is deep and wide—and growing.

By Colby May · September 08, 2015
We must begin to look at missions and creation care (sustainability/energy management) with our imagination rather then our rational, and by doing so we will open up a new pathway to change.