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  • Energy Benchmarking Webinar for Faith Communities: How to Access Your Faith Building's Energy Data

    Do you want to access and track your faith building's energy data online? Register for this free webinar showing you how!

    About this Event

    David Patterson, Energy Coordinator at Faith & the Common Good, will be leading a free webinar teaching faith communities how to access and read their energy data. He has been leading the development and creation of Faith & the Common Good’s energy benchmark reports for faith communities and will guide participants through the process of retrieving data online, with examples taken from both Ottawa and Toronto.

    Three main takeaways you will get from the webinar:

    1. What is Energy Star Portfolio Manager?

    2. How to access your faith building’s utilities data

    3. How to access and track your utilities data using Energy Star Portfolio Manager

    The session will end with a Q&A led by Donna Lang, Project Manager, looking at the benefits of the Energy Benchmarking program which is designed to help faith communities measure and manage their energy consumption and costs.

    About the Presenter:

    David Patterson is Faith & the Common Good’s Energy Coordinator. He is a no-nonsense, pragmatist when it comes to greening faith buildings. This is why faith property managers and green team leaders throughout our network hold him in such high regard. An expert on renewable energy and energy efficiency, his main message to faith communities: you can’t change what you don’t measure.

    David has been consulting through his company, Proterra Sustainable Solutions Inc. since 2007. He has performed over 60 audits of faith buildings for Greening Sacred Spaces’ Green Audit and Solar Audit programs and has also planned and coordinated the installation of multiple geothermal, wind and solar systems on private dwellings including a 9.6 kW ground mounted solar tracking unit for the microFIT program in Haliburton County. Prior to working in the green arena, David spent 5 years as systems and project manager at CIBC Wood Gundy’s head office in Toronto. David and his wife and 2 sons live in Thornhill, Ontario.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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  • Taking Action for Places of Faith in Rural Ontario

    Taking Action for Places of Faith in Rural Ontario

    An estimated 9,000 faith buildings will close in Canada in the next ten years. What will the impact be on rural Ontario in general and Huron County specifically?

    When: April 24th 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
    Where: St. Joseph's Kingsbridge Centre (84675A Bluewater Hwy, north of Goderich, Ontario)
    Tickets are $20 and Lunch will be provided.

    Click the image and go to bit.ly/FaithinRuralOntario to register!
    -Jennifer Miltenburg, local councillor and Kingsbridge Centre board member
    -Kendra Fry, Project lead for Regeneration Works, Places of Faith
    -Milton Friesen, Cardus and Research lead for Community Spaces in Faith Places Survey
    -Norm Ragetlie, Rural Ontario Institute
    -Robert Pajot, Project Leader, Regeneration, National Trust for Canada
    -Local Panel of Not for Profit and Community Leaders
    with input from Ontario Trillium Foundation, Faith & the Common Good, Ontario Nonprofit Network, Artsbuild Ontario, and the National Trust for Canada
    Questions? kfry@faithcommongood.org
    Friday, April 24, 2020 at 09:30 AM
    St. Joseph's Kingsbridge Centre
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