Because we are dedicated to improving our environment and climate, because we recognize the threat of climate change, and because our governments are not doing enough, we must show leadership! With a special workshop for relevant synagogue staff, we aim for you to reduce your building’s carbon emissions by 50% and save on monthly bills!
This workshop is for congregations' facilities managers, administrators, board members, and building committee members.
We are offering a unique and impactful opportunity designed for these individuals with these specific roles;
We have worked hard to assemble experts in House of Worship building energy use;
Congregational buildings use a lot of energy—as much as or more than 100 homes use;
Energy is expensive and polluting…in most cases these days.
Come learn with other leaders—your peers from congregations across Massachusetts and beyond. Become a cohort of change agents!
Cutting carbon emissions from our buildings’ use can save our congregations money. We want to show you how to take the first steps:
Those who have succeeded will guide you toward making a multi-year plan
You will meet top experts (see reverse) with congregational experience in:
Building envelope and insulation—stopping air & heat leaks
HVAC system efficiency and settings
Solar—on-site, off-site, and other affordable clean energy access
Project Planning & Funding
All we ask is for a voluntary donation of $20 per congregation (to cover costs), with up to two representatives per congregation and four hours of your time on a Sunday.
2pm – 6pm Sunday, May 7
Temple Israel of Boston
Program (some changes expected)
|Welcome & Intro||Bentshmarking & Beyond||Fred Davis & David Lowe, Jewish Climate Action Network (JCAN)|
|Envelope||Put a coat on (your building)||Rachel White and Jason Taylor, Byggmeister Sustainable Design & Build|
|HVAC||Gaining efficiency||Sergio Siani, Norian/Siani Engineering|
|Solar PV on/off-site||Three shades of Solar||Haskell Werlin, Solar Design Associates; Isaac Baker, Resonant Solar|
|Inspiration||Rabbi Katy Allen, JCAN & Ma'yan Tikvah|
|Lighting||Don’t be Myth-LED||Fred Davis, Fred Davis Corporation|
|System settings||Building use and scheduling||Leon Glicksman, MIT Building Technology Program|
|Barn-raisings||DIY community solutions||Audrey Schulman, Home Energy Efficiency Teams (HEET)|
|Incentives & Loans||Financing your project||Charlie Lord, ReNew Energy Partners|
|The whole megillah||Step by step over years||Eric Grunebaum, Cambridge Energy Advisors|
Exhibitors: PowerOptions, EnergySource, Resonant Solar, and a few more