Seven Vermont churches and faith communities received grants in 2016 to enable them to have professional energy audits of their facilities though Vermont Interfaith Power and Light and the Katy Gerke Memorial Program.
The matching grant money was awarded to: Federated Church, of East Arlington; Knights of Columbus, Rutland; Norwich Congregational Church; United Church of Dorset and East Rupert; United Church of Northfield; Waitsfield United Church of Christ; and White River Junction United Methodist Church.
These energy audits provide assessments of their opportunities for reducing their energy costs. The results of these audits can then be used to apply for matching grants from the KGMP to install the energy efficiency measures identified.
Vermont Interfaith Power and Light (www.vtipl.org) is a Vermont nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve and support efforts by Vermont faith communities to address our climate crisis through sustainable energy use and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.