Energy Footprint Tool


The Energy Footprint Tool allows all churches around the country to enter their utility bills and find out their 'carbon footprint'.
Energy Footprint Tool (EFT) being used on an iPad

The easy-to-use Energy Footprint Tool will tell your church what your 'carbon footprint' is annually, based on the energy you use to heat and light your buildings.

You can find the Energy Footprint Tool on the Online Parish Returns System

The system uses the information we already hold about your church to populate your answers. 

This means churches will only be asked for a small amount of additional information. You will need your 2022 electricity and gas/oil bills to hand.

The system is open now for you to put in the details of your 2022 bills, and closes for the year on 31st August 2023. 

Overall it helps build a national picture of our baseline and progress towards becoming net zero carbon by 2030. It also allows you locally to know where you are starting from and how much progress you are making.

General Synod voted in February 2020 for the whole of the Church of England to achieve net zero carbon by 2030.  The vote recognised that responding to the climate crisis is an essential part of our responsibility to safeguard God’s creation and achieve a just world.

On the Church of England's Routemap to Net Zero Carbon by 2030, the first milestone for churches in 2023 is to start use the Energy Footprint Tool if you haven’t already.



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