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Access to GreenFaith's green building website, Building in Good Faith.

Building in Good Faith

Webinar Series on Green Building for religious communities

Listen to a two-part webinar series on green building for religious institutions - hosted by GreenFaith and the US Green Building Council.

Webinar 1 - What is green building, why is it valuable for religious groups, and what does it involve?  Success story - the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston, IL.

Webinar 2 - How to make faith-based green building efforts successful, resources to support green building efforts.  Success story - St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral, Harrisburg, PA

Visit Building in Good Faith - GreenFaith's comprehensive green building resource for faith communities.

The Building in Good Faith web resource contains:
  • an explanation of green building terms and concepts - to help faith communities understand what it's about

  • fundraising advice 
  • theological, environmental, and economic reasons to "build green"
  • tips on finding qualified architects, and on effective decision-making processes for 

    religious groups

  • Success stories of religious groups that have completed successful green building projects

In the US, according to the US Green Building Council, buildings are responsible for:

  • 72% of electricity consumption
  • 39% of energy use

  • 38% of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
  • 40% of raw materials use
  • 30% of waste output (136 million tons annually), and
  • 14% of potable water consumption.

GreenFaith helps faith communities turn their construction and renovation projects into green building projects.  The webinar series and Building in Good Faith give you the tools you need to succeed.




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