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].

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  1. 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

  2. Austwick Church of the Epiphany from the road

    A biomass boiler almost halves the energy bills of a village church

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Biomass, Grade II-listed Building, Diocese of Leeds, Parish Church, National Park, Written Case Study

  3. Bowling St Stephen from the front

    A biomass boiler warming the heart of an urban community

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Biomass, Diocese of Leeds, Grade II-listed building, Parish Church, Written Case Study

  4. Scalford St Egelwin church from the ground

    A large, listed church is heated efficiently by an air source heat pump

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

  5. 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

  6. Bishop Hannington Memorial Church from outside the front

    A new and efficient lighting scheme for a modern church in Hove

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Lighting, Grade II-listed Building, Diocese of Chichester, Parish Church, Written Case Study

  7. Photograph of Brent Tor St Michael's in landscape

    A remote church functions off-grid with new solar PV panels and LED lighting

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Solar Panels, Grade I-listed Building, Diocese of Exeter, Parish Church, Written Case Study

  8. Severn Stoke St Denys surrounded by its flooded churchyard

    Adjusting a church building to regular floods

    Keywords; Written Case Study, Diocese of Worcester, Parish Church, Grade II*-listed Building, Climate Resilience, Flooding

  9. Exterior photograph of Mottingham St Edward and hall

    Adjusting to subsidence, as part of a major reordering

    Keywords; Climate Resilience, Subsidence, Diocese of Southwark, Parish Church, Written Case Study

  10. Ashford St Mary

    Ashford St Mary take a new heating approach

    Keywords; Net-zero Carbon, Heat Pump, Underfloor Heating, Grade I-listed Building, Diocese of Canterbury, Major Parish Church, Written Case Study

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