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Sustainability Events

SEEK Benchmarking Workshop

Elisabeth Graffy

  • Professor of Practice, School for the Future of Innovation in Society

The Sustainable Energy, Education and Knowledge-Sharing (SEEK) project helps congregations and non-profits take practical steps toward sustainable energy stewardship. Once you Benchmark energy usage patterns in your house of worship, community centers, and offices, SEEK helps you go further. Save money with simple energy audits, evaluate your site for solar, and learn about other ways to make a positive impact. Track your own progress and join a nationwide SEEK community to make a difference.

This free workshop is designed for faith communities. We’ll be using a free, user-friendly, online tool supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program called Portfolio Manager (PM). Turn your utility bills into reports and graphs to see how you’re doing, how you can save money, how to manage your greenhouse gas emissions. How much difference can all of the congregations in Phoenix, in Arizona, or in the United States make when they work together? Let’s find out.

You will need to bring:

  • Laptop or Tablet
  • Building street address, year built, and contact information
  • 12 consecutive months of utility bills for all fuel types used in the building and water, on paper or in an electronic file
Light refreshments will be provided.

Questions? Contact Elisabeth Graffy

SEEK is a project of the Spirituality and Sustainability Initiative.

Friday, May 31, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Morning session
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Afternoon session