Busting seven myths about churches and energy
By Andrew Rudin – Creation Care magazine – Fall 1997
The Interfaith Coalition on Energy has been around since 1980. After 66 newsletters, 200 workshops, a zillion phone conversations and gobs of correspondence some old myths seem to remain intact. So, let’s take another look at them….
Myth 1. Churches waste a lot of energy — It may feel that way, but we use about 7% more energy per square foot than the average home, less than a third of the energy used by health care and food service institutions, two-thirds of what offices use, and a fifth more than warehouses. And we provide more beneficial services to neighborhoods than any of those institutions!