Wednesday, October 21, 2009


New York Interfaith Power & Light ( is co-sponsoring this all-day seminar for owners, managers, and users of historic religious properties, to be held on Thursday, October 22 at the Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, 26 West 84th Street (between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West), New York, NY, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Space still available! Pre-registration required.Click here to register!

Religious institutions are treasured touchstones of strength, comfort andstability but the costs of heating, cooling and running the facilitiespresent tremendous challenges even to the most robust congregations and themost creative facilities managers.

"Green technology," "sustainability" and "energy efficiency" are frequently used buzz words that can leave caretakers of historic religious properties enthusiastic, confused about how to maintain their older buildings, or under the impression that "green" building is only for new construction. To ensurethat preservation basics are not lost, the New York Landmarks Conservancy,Episcopal Diocese of New York, New York Interfaith Power & Light andLandmark West! are presenting an all-day seminar: "Green Theology: Energy Efficiency and Historic Sacred Sites."

This seminar is designed for members of the clergy and congregants alike -to guide them as they strive to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and to reduce associated costs. This all day seminar will providea hands-on approach to maximize the energy efficiency of religious institutions by guiding participants through a complete, "basement to roof" energy analysis of religious institutions, including how to prioritize spending and plan for the future.

Speakers will include energy conservation expert Andrew Rudin, architect Page Cowley, Judith Erger of the Union for Reform Judaism, and case studiesfrom property managers who will provide valuable lessons on what has worked at their historic sacred sites.

Tickets will be $25 ($20 for additional registration from the same institution). The registration includes a boxed lunch. Please call 212.995.5260 for more information and to reserve a space. Click here for more information and to download a registration form.

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.For more information on the sponsors, click here:

Episcopal Diocese of New York
Property Support
Landmark West! <>
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The New York Landmarks Conservancy<> New York Interfaith Power & Light <>

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