Net Zero Carbon and Environmental case studies

Here are some practical examples of what churches around the country have done to cut their energy use and work towards "net zero carbon". 

If you know about a project which can be included within these examples, and you are proud of what you've achieved locally and think others could learn from it, please contact us at [email protected].

Use the Text Search to narrow the results that appear. You can use topic terms such as 'Solar' or 'Electric Heating', building types, resource types, listing statuses and dioceses, based on the Keywords associated with each case study.

  1. Kirk Marown lower resolution version for summary image

    Marown Church tries a new approach: heated cushions

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Electric Heating, Diocese of Sodor and Man, Parish Church, Written Case Study, Video

  2. Baddesley St Michael church

    St Michael's Baddesley Clinton : A small, rural, listed church becomes net zero carbon

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Electric Heating, Pew Heating, Lighting, Grade II*-listed Building, Diocese of Birmingham, Parish Church, External Example, Written Case Study, Video, Discussion Questions

  3. Solar panels on the roof of Waterloo St John

    Major reordering of church and crypt, and solar panel installation, at grade II* listed St John's Waterloo

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Renewable Energy, Solar, Grade II*-listed Building, Diocese of Southwark, Parish Church, Written Case Study, Video, Discussion Questions

  4. Chedworth St Andrew church

    Rural church moves away from oil to electric heating

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Electric Heating, Pew Heating, Panel Heating, Grade I-listed Building, Diocese of Gloucester, Parish Church, Written Case Study; Discussion Questions; Video

  5. Worcester Eco-Vicarage from garden

    Worcester Eco-Vicarages

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Solar, Insulation, Diocese of Worcester, Housing, Written Case Study, Video; Discussion Questions

  6. Heat pump on Ings St Anne

    Heat pumps and fabric improvements make a rural church warm and well used : St Anne in Ings

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Heat Pump, Grade II*-listed Building, Diocese of Carlisle, Parish Church, Written Case Study, Video, Discussion Questions

  7. Interior image of St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe

    Grade I church becomes net zero carbon with heat pumps, insulation, and more: St Andrew by the Wardrobe

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Insulation, Heat Pump, Grade 1-listed Building, Diocese of London, Parish Church, Written Case Study, Video, Discussion Questions

  8. Interior of Croxteth Park church

    A low cost Gold Eco Church and community garden, at St Cuthbert's Croxteth Park

    Keywords; Eco Church, Community Engagement, Diocese of Liverpool, Parish Church, Written Case Study, Video, Discussion Questions

  9. Newcastle cathedral from the front

    New heat pumps and lighting, as part of Newcastle Cathedral's major reordering

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Heat Pump, Lighting, Grade I-listed Building, Diocese of Newcastle, Cathedral, Written Case Study, Video

  10. Harrogate St Mark from the front

    Towards a net zero carbon church and community, with Eco Church, at St Mark's Harrogate

    Keywords; Eco Church, Solar, Grade II-listed Building, Diocese of Leeds, Parish Church, Written Case Study, Video, Discussion Questions