Upcoming Event: Transforming energy performance in Houses of Worship

The Environment Group of the National Capital Presbytery is sponsoring/presenting a key session open to all churches and other houses of worship interested in saving $ from their annual operating expenses.

Presentation and Q&A session on: Updating your energy system to the 21st century & reducing your carbon footprint: how to do it for free (or almost).

Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 10 am to noon
Location: Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church
    10123 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington, MD (map)
This is a free presentation.
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Presented by: Zach Fettig, President of the innovative company, Shenandoah Sustainable Technologies (SST).  A graduate of James Madison University (JMU) College of Integrated Science & Technology, Mr. Fettig is passionate about significantly reducing energy use in buildings and doing so with creative financing to reduce or eliminate up front costs.

SST projects range from self-sufficient buildings, custom Net Zero homes, commercial and residential retrofits using geothermal, solar PV and thermal, wind and water treatment systems.  Projects are located across Virginia.

He has been particularly interested in helping communities of faith improve their environmental footprint.  In the N. Virginia area, SST has completed projects that employ geothermal technology and partnership maintenance & operation contracts with St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Springfield and Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church in Alexandria.  His innovative approach has made it possible for churches to significantly upgrade their heating and cooling systems, reduce maintenance and operating costs and improve reliability and comfort.

Mr. Fettig will present information about:
- Geothermal technology and its applicability to houses of worship
- Innovative financing mechanisms that can eliminate or substantially reduce capital costs
- Long-term operations and maintenance contracts
- Risk reduction
- Renewable energy
- Details about the St. Mark's and Mt. Vernon Unitarian projects
- Next steps your congregation can take

Many churches and other houses of worship have older, poorly maintained and/or outdated heating and cooling systems.  Most do not have professional engineering staffs to oversee and maintain their equipment.  Come to this presentation to see how others have creatively improved these situations and positioned themselves for lower energy and operating bills for years to come.

More Information: Terry A Nagi, 202-342-1727; terryanagi@aol.com
Steve Offutt - steve@offuttemail.com

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