Cowal Churches Energy Project

Improving the environment by reducing CO2 emission.

Organisation: Church of Scotland
Project title: Cowal Churches Energy Project

Colintraive Church

The Cowal Churches Energy Project represents one of the most complete assessments of energy management in church buildings in a presbytery in Scotland.  It involved the installation of new heating systems in six remote church buildings, using new Air Source Heat Pump technology.  The project was funded by the Augusta Lamont Fund and several other sources.  The results are of great interest to rural presbyteries and are being disseminated through regional property seminars organised by the General Trustees.  The project has just won second prize in the Roman Juriga Award 2018, a prestigious European churches competition for environmental action.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? Main: 2 (Improve the Environment by Reducing CO2 Emissions)

Other: 8 (Improve or maintain the state of Scotland’s historic sites and places)

Contact name: Adrian Shaw
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Reviewed: September 2018