In the News: Energy Partnership Idea

1109utilities“Utility bills of faith institutions, even those with smaller memberships of fewer than 200, can easily run into the thousands of dollars each month.” The Rev. Tom Knoll wrote it, but First Trinity Lutheran in D.C. isn’t the only one to experience it. “Many churches and synagogues have cavernous spaces, including large meeting rooms and multi-purpose buildings that are often open day and night,” he continued in “Partnerships Have Benefits,” a post to a Washington Post blog called Guest Voices: Other Views on Faith and Its Impact on the News (9/15/11)

“Earlier this year, 11 institutions, mostly congregations, collaborated to spearhead a competitive bidding process for purchasing electricity at a volume discount rate.” Read the full article on the experience of First Trinity and others in the collaboration.

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