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Last updated 8th March 2022

Church Heating and Reaching Net Zero

Parish Energy Footprinting Tools and Audit

To help meet the 2030 Net Zero Carbon target agreed by the February General Synod, Blackburn parishes have been using the Energy Footprinting Tool to calculate their emissions. Entries through Parish Returns have now closed and the Diocesan Environmental Officer is analysing the Blackburn responses and collating feedback. Comments from all Dioceses will be used anonymously to modify the tool ready for the Parish Returns.

The Energy Footprint tool will be available again soon once the 2021 results have been analysed. Please check the EFT website regularly for updates.

If you missed this first time round, here attached is the EFT Manual  and a  useful video

Meanwhile the Parish Buying site has created a page of resources for churches to help them achieve net zero. More details here.


Heating Study Report

This Report sums up the benefit of the use of programmable thermostats by not allowing the temperature to drop too low within the Church whilst also confirming the matching of the boiler output to the system requirements and the right selection of heat emitters is important.

Heating Study Report undertaken by the Lichfield Diocese


Heating Advice

The Church Buildings Council website contains advice and resources for PCCs on church heating.

The DAC Heating Adviser is always willing to contact churches and offer advice on any proposals for heating schemes and boilers. Please contact Jen Read, Senior Church Buildings Officer for more details.

Resources