Fairbanks churches try energy audits to save money
November 15, 2010
By Mary Beth Smetzer of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: It’s a sign of the times in religious circles — caulking and sealing parties. This new congregational activity will soon begin at Christ Lutheran Church and University Community Presbyterian Church.
Both houses of worship underwent sanctuary energy audits this past week, and as soon as they receive itemized reports, they will begin performing the simpler energy-saving tasks to reduce their energy consumption. Some larger projects might have to be contracted out.
“We found we were leaking like a sieve,” said the Rev. Susan Granata, pastor at Christ Lutheran. Read more
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