Saving Energy at Faith Buildings

Saving Energy at Faith Buildings


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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Al-Mahdi Institute and on Zoom
60 Weoley Park Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6RB

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Footsteps is inviting you to a workshop to share learning about saving energy at faith buildings and the part that initial energy assessments play.

The workshop will be in-person at the Al-Madhi Institute in Birmingham and online on Zoom.  The Al-Mahdi Institute (AMI) provides an open platform for critical Muslim scholarship through its education, research and outreach initiatives and provides a platform for diverse religious voices to learn from one another.

Register to join the workshop, online or in-person.

The Al-Mahdi Institute, as part of its faith-based concern to reduce its energy use, invited Footsteps to undertake an energy assessment of its buildings and find ways to reduce energy consumption.  The workshop will include the Al-Madhi Insititute explaining how it benefited from the energy assessment and how it is now able to take steps to reduce energy use.

BCF Footsteps – Faiths for a Low Carbon Future is Birmingham’s interfaith sustainability and climate justice group.  Over the past two years it has undertaken,  In collaboration with Ecobirmingham, 15 faith building energy assessments across a range of Birmingham’s 700+ faith community buildings. Each building and congregation faces different challenges in taking its energy saving work forward.

Speakers will include:

  • Phil Beardmore, Ecobirmingham & Energy Confidence – the part energy assessments play in achieving faith building energy
  • Chris Martin, Footsteps Secretary – faith buildings and new Footsteps Birmingham faith community map
  • Al-Madhi Insitute and from other places of worship that have benefited from assessments
  • Q & A session with speakers to share experiences and challenges

At 6.30 pm  Tour for face-to-face participants of the Al-Madhi Insititute highlighting energy saving opportunities identified.  Lead by Phil Beardmore and Rukhsana Bhanji.

Join us to learn more about:

  • how energy assessment can help reduce energy use at your place of worship,
  • our experience of involving congregations and leaders in the assessments and planning,
  • the benefits of taking an interfaith approach and learning from each other,
  • how to arrange an energy assessment for your faith building in Birmingham.

Register to join the workshop, online or in-person.