Energy Efficiency Savings in Faith Institutions: A Pilot Project with the AME Church

This Joint Center report, Energy Efficiency Savings in Faith Institutions: A Pilot Project with the AME Church, documents a groundbreaking partnership with the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church to raise awareness and demonstrate the critical role of energy efficiency in saving resources at both the individual and church level, and in addressing our nation’s energy and environmental challenges. It offers essential lessons to faith leaders, advocates, policymakers and researchers looking to maximize the use of scarce resources and to encourage solutions that engage diverse populations. The pilot project delivered savings, raised awareness, generated enthusiasm and provided lessons for dealing with challenges that can impact success and highlighted how the AME Church could potentially save millions of dollars if resources were available to pursue a scaled-up energy efficiency effort.

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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.