BUILDINGS

1. Is your church responsible for the premises in which it meets?

Yes http://www.havenchurches.org.uk/churches

2. We have measured our energy use and calculated the carbon footprint of our church premises:

Yes we have measured our energy use, we are not sure how that then can calculate to a footprint

3. We have set sufficient targets for reducing the carbon footprint of our church premises and achieving yearon-year improvements in energy efficiency:

Yes but we are very mindful that as our use of the building increases through our mission outreach so our energy usage will increase dramatically. We have plans for refurbishment and for the addition of a Kitchenette and Toilet. We will be monitoring the increases closely.

4. We offset the carbon footprint of our church premises for those things we can’t reduce:

No

5. The electricity supplied to our church premises is generated from renewable resources and/or charged according to our supplier’s ‘green tariff’:

Yes We use the Parish buying scheme and Total Gas and Power that is all a green tariff.

6. The gas supplied to our church premises is generated from renewable sources and/or charged according to our supplier’s ‘green tariff’:

Yes We use the Parish buying scheme and Total Gas and Power that is all a green tariff.

7. In terms of energy efficiency (an engineer should be able to determine this as part of the annual service) the main boiler on our church premises is rated:

A (or above) B C D

8. Our church premises are insulated as follows:

MAIN CHURCH Not applicable (listed status)

CHURCH HALL Not applicable (we don’t have one)We have a community Centre that is a separate building with its own committee. We are in the process of bringing this building in to line with ecochurch principles

CHURCH OFFICE Not applicable (we don’t have one)The Benefice has a shed were we do the printing for 4 Parishes as a temporary measure.

OTHER BUILDING (E.G. VICARAGE, MANSE ETC.) All walls and all lofts/ceilings

9. Our church premises are double-glazed as follows:

MAIN CHURCH Not applicable (listed status)

CHURCH HALL Not applicable (we don’t have one)

CHURCH OFFICE Not applicable (we don’t have one)

OTHER BUILDING (E.G. VICARAGE, MANSE ETC.) Full double-glazing

10. The lighting in our main church premises uses energy-efficient light bulbs as follows:

MAIN CHURCH Some LED bulbs and some low energy bulbs

CHURCH HALL Not applicable (we don’t have one)

CHURCH OFFICE Not applicable (we don’t have one)

OTHER BUILDING (E.G. VICARAGE, MANSE ETC.) Some LED bulbs and some low energy bulbs

11. We have a policy designed to limit the amount of energy consumed by floodlighting and/or security lighting around our church premises:

Yes

12. The water supply to our church premises is metered:

Yes (completely)

13. Rainwater collection facilities are installed and used on our church premises (e.g. ‘grey water’ systems, water butts etc.):

Yes

14. The toilet cisterns on our church premises are fitted with dual-flush buttons or other water-saving devices:

Not applicable (no toilets)

15. We have installed a composting/waterless toilet (see, for example, eco-toilets.co.uk) on our church premises:

Not applicable (mains drainage)

16. Recycled toilet paper is provided on our church premises:

Not applicable (no toilets)

17. The cleaning products used around our church premises are environmentally-friendly:

All

18. The disposables (e.g. paper cups and plates etc.) used on our church premises are:

Never use disposables. We have changed our way of doing things and despite having limited washing up facilities we catered the wholes of the flower festival weekend with no disposables as part of our ecochurch commitment.

19. We are reducing our paper usage (e.g. through double-sided copying/printing etc.):

Always were possible. We are also looking into how our Parish Mag could be available on line.

20. Our church administration uses recycled paper:

Yes

21. In the event of the need to undertake a building/refurbishment project, our church would insist that it adhere to BREEAM (or similar) standard to ensure best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation:

Yes. With our refurbishment coming up we have looked into this and spoken to our very competent and careful contractors who are aware of our commitment to recycle and reuse as much as possible. It does seem however like a scheme that may be designed for bigger projects than ours!

22. Cycle racks are available on our church premises:

No not yet but will be very soon.

23. Recycling facilities are available on our church premises:

Both inside and outside in the churchyard.

24. Our church has given due consideration to the possibilities of generating renewable energy on our premises (e.g. air or ground source heat pump, solar PV panels, wind turbine, etc.):

Yes … We do have a roof that would work well for solar panels and we are all aware of the possibility but at the present time there is no finance available for this.

25. Our church generates renewable energy on/for our premises

No

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