Install energy efficient fluorescent lights/ballasts.
Install and use programmable thermostats.
Use electric lawn and garden care equipment. Electricity is less polluting than gasoline.
Install LED exit and emergency lighting/signs.
Add air-gap window film to seal leaking windows and/or low emissivity film to keep out summer heat.
Initiate exploration to install solar panels and/or purchase 100% green electricity from renewable energy aggregation projects in New England.
Install occupant sensors and timers for lights in common areas.
Add a solar water heater to reduce use of gas hot water heater or replace standard electric hot water heater with “on demand” hot water system. Consider installing a programmable water heater if you only need hot water on worship days.
Add or improve insulation in walls, ceilings and basement.
Link members with weatherization and energy efficiency resources for their homes.
Organize and implement a lobbying campaign to encourage local business or corporations to make changes to improve sustainability (e.g. reduce packaging, switch to electric vehicles, install solar canopies, etc.)