Houses of Worship


Houses of worship and their associated facilities are seven day-a-week resources for their communities, but their energy needs are highly variable.

Thanks to large, often older central heating and cooling equipment, houses of worship consume vast quantities of energy. A church activity building, for example, may have a daily day-care operation at one end, with the other end largely empty during the week.

Consider this:
  • According to ENERGY STAR, congregations that commit to energy savings can easily cut utility costs by 25 to 30 percent.
  • If each of the nation’s roughly 307,000 religious worship buildings cut energy use by 25 percent, congregations would save nearly $500,000,000 to spend on their other priorities. Not only that, more than 13.5 billion kilowatts/hour of electricity would become available with no new power plants.
  • Many states, particularly where energy markets have been deregulated or restructured, have rebate and set-aside programs to help pay for energy efficiency improvements, typically paid for out of electric and natural gas charges.

PaceControls technology offers a highly flexible HVACR retrofit solution, an easy way for you to save money immediately. Best of all, PaceControls energy efficiency technology provides full value without complicated energy management systems. And if you already have an EMS, PaceControls can provide significant added value.