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. man on church roof with solar panels

    First Demonstrator Church, St Peter Mancroft Norwich

    St Peter Mancroft Church in Norwich city centre plans to transform its carbon footprint and energy use by replacing its entire interior lighting system and installing heat pumps as well as batteries and 48 solar panels.
     

  2. A halo chandelier

    Radiant Heating Trial, St Matthew’s, Bristol

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Radiant Heating, Halo Chandelier, Grade II-listed Building, Diocese of Bristol, Parish Church, Written Case Study

  3. 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

  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. Chedworth school with solar panels and heat pumps

    Primary school becomes net zero carbon : St Andrew's Chedworth

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Heat Pump, Diocese of Gloucester, School, Written Case Study; Video; Discussion Questions

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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