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Find out more about Our Energy Benchmarking Program

Understanding your current energy use is the first step in reducing it. Launched in 2017, our Energy Benchmarking Program is helping faith communities take practical and economical climate action by lowering their energy use and emissions. 

“Energy efficiency is the fastest, cheapest, and largest single resource solution for simultaneously saving energy, saving money, and preventing GHG emissions.” – Energy Star Action Workbook for Congregations, US EPA, 2017



Why Benchmark?

1. Supports stewardship of environmental and financial resources. 
2. Allows you to target carbon consumption (buildings account for about 42% of a typical faith community’s carbon footprint).
3. Saves time and money, allowing you to target lowest hanging fruit. 
4. Assists future reporting requirements. 

What are you being asked to do?

  • Make a commitment to save energy
  • Give us your building information and consent to access your energy data
  • Work with us over the next 3 years to identify ways to decrease energy consumption

We'll make it easy for you by:

  • Registering your faith building with Energy Star Portfolio Manager
  • Inputing your utility data into Portfolio Manager
  • Facilitating a building audit (if desired)
  • Providing energy performance reports, energy efficiency tools, funding info and training
  • Meeting with your building committee and/or Board to answer questions and ensure things run smoothly
  • Providing an annual performance review


Interested? Here's your next step:

  1. Register your faith community for our free online network.
  2. Log in to your account (top right corner of our home page).
  3. Return to this page and click on the "sign up" button above or below to get to the Energy Benchmarking form.

Find Out More and Sign Up

Contact us

Toronto: Donna Lang dlang@faithcommongood.org
Halton and Peel: Laura Irvine haltonpeel@faithcommongood.org
Hamilton: Beatrice Ekoko bekoko@faithcommongood.org
York: Harry French hfrench@windfallcentre.ca


Thank you to our Funders

Faith Community Energy Benchmarking Program

We were delighted to welcome Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dr. Dianne Saxe, to the Jan. 22 webinar launch of our new Faith Building Energy Benchmarking program.  For those of you who attended, we hope that you found Dianne Saxe’s talk inspirational, concerning the moral, physical, and economic urgency of meaningful action on climate change.

Watch and listen to complete webinar

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