sMeasure - churches could save up to 40% of energy costs for five minutes a week
It only takes five minutes per week to help reduce and control energy costs and provide an ongoing record of energy use. It is possible that churches can save between 10% and 40% of their energy use by tracking their gas, electricity and oil usage with minimal effort.
That was the message when representatives from four parishes gathered together on the 3rd July with the Archdeacon of Lindisfarne and the founder of sMeasure, Catherine Bottrill, for a workshop on how to use the software.
sMeasure can help the parishes of the Diocese track and reduce energy use and carbon emissions, thereby helping parishes to contribute to the Church of England’s overall goal of reducing its carbon footprints significantly over the next few years. The Diocese of Newcastle and national Church of England ‘Shrinking the Footprint’ campaign are working in partnership to offer the churches in the parishes in the Diocese of Newcastle the opportunity to use the sMeasure energy monitoring and management software for free.
Parishes in the Diocese of Newcastle are being offered the package free as a special opportunity until 30th September. So far, over 20 parishes have signed up and are already finding the software useful.
“I am delighted that over 20 parishes have already signed up to this worthwhile opportunity," commented Archdeacon Peter Robinson. "sMeasure is an innovative tool that I am confident will lead to parishes developing some creative means of both reducing energy bills and their carbon footprint.
"I commend the sMeasure package to all parishes who wish to take seriously their engagement with the environment and contribute to the Church of England’s efforts in reaching the goals set out in its policy document ‘Shrinking the Footprint’.”
- If any parish is interested in finding out more, then please contact the Archdeacon of Lindisfarne’s office: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 01670 503810, for details of how to sign up.
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