Category: Case studies

Bishop Cornish Education Centre, Saltash

The new education centre in the grounds of Bishop Cornish School, Saltash will provide music facilities, before and after school care, nursery provision and also provide facilities for community use, especially for music, education and charity work. A major objective in building the new unit was to reduce our carbon footprint and transport costs and …
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Wood pellet boiler at St Paul, Gulworthy, Devon

The parish of St Paul, Gulworthy is situated in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the far west of the Exeter Diocese, bounded by the Tamar Valley on the west, with Tavistock 2 miles to the east. The church is Grade II listed, and part of the World Heritage Miners’ Site. It …
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Tree bog at Escot, Devon

St Philip and St James, Escot, is located within the Escot estate in East Devon. It is isolated and not supplied with running water. The church wanted to provide toilet facilities so it could host special events, so installed a twin Tree Bog in the summer of 2009. More information (pdf)

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ASHP at St Bartholomew’s House, Newton Abbot

In January 2009, the Diocese of Exeter installed a Daikin Altherma air source heat pump (ASHP) and wet central heating system in clergy housing at St Bartholomew’s House, Ogwell, Newton Abbot. More information about the installation and early outcomes (pdf)

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Churchyard at St Uny, Lelant, Cornwall

Robert Moor Coordinator: Living Churchyard Project for Truro Diocese and Cornwall Wildlife Trust writes… A warming sun, a lazy bee, the scent of hay; the grass-hoppers chirp their call, the song-thrush sings, the swallowsswoop, the lichened tombs scribe shadows across the path; peace, lovingmemories and sanctuary. Cornwall has many fascinating churchyards surrounding its historic churches …
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New Lighting at St Wenn, Cornwall

St Wenn Church in Cornwall had 21 R80w flood lamps to light the church.   They were able to find LED replacements that consume just 7W. Two were bought to trial and they were found to be just as bright, so the remaining 19 lamps were also replaced. Rev Elke Dealey came up with the idea …
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Zero carbon St Michael & All Angels, Withington

St Michaels and All Angels, Withington in Gloucestershire, aims to be the First Zero Carbon Church in the country Headline Proposals from the Zero Carbon Consultation presentation (pdf) Reduce energy demand (floodlight timing, switching off) – 13% elec saving Efficient use of energy (low energy internal lighting) – 24% elec saving Replace old oil boiler …
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PVs at St John’s, Wimborne

The panels were installed in July 2012. Feed In Tariffs earned by March 2014 were £1055.14 against expenditure of just under £8,000, so after 19 months (including 2 winters) have recovered over 13%. Hence payback is probably 8-10 years at current prices and excluding the benefit of the ‘free’ electricity. But in reality full payback …
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The value of LEDs

One of my personal actions at home during this year’s Lent Carbon Fast was to replace existing low-energy light bulbs with the new generation of LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). The challenge was to reduce our Wattage consumption from about 500, from 21 fittings. It now seems we will achieve this by dropping to about 145W, …
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Case studies

These case studies are provided to help you think about what projects and activities might be possible and what you might need to consider, and to give you contact details to find out more. See also the Map of Case Studies . . . It started as an Exeter Diocese resource, hence the imbalance across …
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