Green Ministries

Green Ministries

At St. Anne’s we strive to engage in the “just and proper use” of God’s creation, and work continuously to identify and implement every possible means of improving our energy efficiency and our responsible and sustainable use of products. See below for our initiatives to date.  In the meantime . . .

KUDOS TO OUR
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE!

Under their leadership St. Anne’s has garnered a Fulton County 2017 Environmental Award for our green ministries. Four representatives from St. Anne’s participated in the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 18, at the Fulton County Government Center.

Pictured above: our solar panels, one of the initiatives that earned our Environmental Award.

Accepting our award in the picture below, from left to right: Facilities Manager Pat Cobb, our Rector Rev. Licia, Senior Warden Claire Davis, and Buildings & Grounds committee member Merrill Ellis.

Some details of our green ministries:

We’re trending in the right direction with our yearly electricity costs:

2010 – $49,652

2011 – $51,735

2012 – $49,107

2013 – $48,087

2114 – $45,948

2015 – $45,475

2016 – $44,215

Contributing factors for this trend include monitoring lights and thermostats; energy efficient HVAC, boiler, and air handler; and LED lighting. We’ll keep looking for ways to save energy, and welcome your suggestions. Have an idea for us? Contact Pat Cobb at pcobb@saintannes.com or 404.237.5589.  See below for more detail.

SOLAR ARRAY
A 10 kWh array of solar panels became operational in March 2016, resulting in
a savings of $1248 for the year. For calendar year 2017, this amount is projected
to be $1600.

You can see how much we’re saving any time you like by logging into the Solaredge web site at:
https://monitoring.solaredge.com/solaredge-web/p/login
User: pcobb@saintannes.com
Password: yaya51244

ATTIC INSULATION AND A GIPL GRANT
Saint Anne’s was the recipient of a $2500 matching grant from GIPL (Georgia
Interfaith Power & Light) on January 29, 2017. We will use this grant to
insulate the attic space above the administrative offices lowering our energy
cost and providing comfort for our receptionist. www.gipl.org.

ATTIC INSULATION AT THE DAY SCHOOL
The Day School attic was insulated in the summer, and this will contribute incrementally
to our mission of energy conservation.

HEALTHY GREEN SCHOOL
Saint Anne’s Day School was certified “Another Healthy Green School” in March
2013. This certification is based on organic snacks for the children, green
custodial supplies for cleaning bathrooms, and recyclable utensils.
www.healthygreenschools.com/schools

LED LIGHTS SAVE ENERGY
Our church property requires 648 lamps for lighting the various spaces. A total
of 366 fixtures have been switched from fluorescent/incandescent to LED.
There are 282 lamps under consideration for LED conversion, reducing the
wattage for the property by 45%, which will reduce our electricity cost.

60% MORE EFFICIENT HEATING AND COOLING
The new 40 ton HVAC UNIT providing heat/air for the Parish Hall and surrounding
areas, and the church Air Handler (both installed the later part of 2016) are
60% more efficient than the old units. It is estimated our energy costs will be
reduced by 20%.

SKYLIGHT FILM
A proposal to install film on the skylights in the administrative offices is under consideration.
This would make the area more energy efficient while providing a more comfortable environment for our receptionist.

If you are interested in green initiatives at St. Anne’s, contact Pat Cobb at pcobb@saintannes.com or 404.237.5589.