invite you to attend a seminar on
Green Theology: Energy Efficiency and Sacred Sites
Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 8:45 a.m.-- 3:00 p.m.
For Managers and Users of Religious Properties
What: Religious institutions are treasured touchstones of strength, comfort and stability for congregants and community alike, but the costs of heating, cooling and running facilities present considerable challenges even to the most robust congregations and the most creative facility managers.

"Green Technology," "sustainability" and "energy efficiency" are frequently used buzz words that can leave caretakers of religious properties enthusiastic, confused about how to maintain their older buildings, or under the mistaken impression that "green building" is meant for new buildings.

The seminar is designed for members of the clergy and others to guide them as they strive to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and reduce associated costs. A case study of an actual energy efficiency audit of a religious property, from the perspectives of both the auditor and the religious institution, will be presented to provide a hands-on understanding of the range of challenges and potential solutions that are useful in managing these important sites.

Thursday, October 22, 2009, from 8:45am - 3:00pm
Where: Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, 26 West 84th Street (between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West).
Andrew Rudin, Interfaith Coalition on Energy;
Page Ayres Cowley, FAIA, LEED AP, Page Ayres Cowley Architects, LLC;
Judith Erger, Union for Reform Judaism;
Rev. Lezlie Austin-Kennedy, Cadman Memorial Congregational Church;
Rev. Carla Roland Guzman, Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy.

Call (212) 496-1714 to register. $25, includes coffee and lunch ($20 for additional registration from the same institution).

Payment and Cancellation Policy: Checks will be accepted up to 5 working days before each seminar.  Credit card charges will incur small processing fee. While we cannot offer refunds for no-shows, we can furnish donation letters for tax purposes.