emPOWERed – A Comprehensive Energy Program for Congregations
Clean energy is our future and we are exploring today the technologies of tomorrow. As an organization, we address energy efficiency, resources for renewable energy, and energy policy.
NCIPL wants to empower every congregation to do all they can to reduce their carbon footprint and move to clean energy. We also offer an energy analysis at no charge to faith communities, plus many other resources through our emPOWERed program.
“You can’t manage what you can’t measure” is a phrase used in the building industry to illustrate that a building owner cannot manage the energy performance of a building if its energy performance cannot be measured. Many congregations seek to reduce their carbon footprint, but do not know what that footprint is currently. The EPA’s energy performance rating systems, Portfolio Manager and Target Finder, easily enable obtaining that assessment. Click here to learn more.
TEAM Spirit – Assisting Faith Communities in Achieving Greater Energy Efficiency
We provide a portfolio of services that educate and empower NC congregations about energy use, efficiency, and their relationship with their utility providers. This program incorporates tools, resources, utility data collection and analysis, and energy advisor services to educate and empower congregations to take action, reduce energy use, and save money. We will give you a professional perspective on how your building uses energy and provide you with educational material about low and no-cost changes your congregation can make to reduce its carbon footprint and utility bills.
How to Get Involved:
Register your congregation’s utilities with TEAM Spirit – Register HERE
NCIPL’s emPOWERed program is featuring a new 90-second video released by Appalachian Voices and Resource Media explaining in everyday terms the Pay As You Save® model of inclusive on-bill financing for energy efficiency and how it can benefit residents. Learn how some customers are getting home energy efficiency improvements that save money on their electric bill with no up-front costs, no loans, and no debt.
Taking the First Step
More than 100 faith communities across North Carolina have already participated, and the results are amazing.
We calculate that this programs has saved thousands of dollars annually for every participant.