Energy Conservation

Energy Conservation

This resource list was developed to supplement a 2000 workshop, Energy Conservation in Houses of Worship, sponsored by the Center and led by Andrew Rudin and Inspired Partnerships, a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization that assists congregations in the care and maintenance of their older buildings.

Cruz, Michael, and Neal A Vogel.  Systems in Houses of Worship.Information Series #64. Washington, D.C.: National Trust for Historic Preservation and Inspired Partnerships, 1992.  
This 25-page booklet explains the nature of various types of heating and electrical systems and describes how to make a number of specific repairs.  Contains a section on contracting for repairs, as well as maintenance schedules for various HVAC systems. To obtain copies, contact Inspired Partnerships at 312.294.0077, Email: info@inspiredpartnerships.org

Holohan, Dan. The Lost Art of Steam Heating. Bethpage, NY: Dan Holohan Associates, Inc., 1992.  
This 296-page book is the finest book available on steam heating.  It is highly entertaining too.  It covers everything from the basics of steam heating to more complex issues that assist in the diagnosis of steam heating problems. To obtain copies, contact Dan Holohan Associates, Inc., 63 North Oakdale Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714; Phone: 800.853.8882,  Fax: 516.579.3046,  Email: mailroom@heatinghelp.com, Web: www.heatinghelp.com

Rudin, Andrew.  Energy in Houses of Worship.  Information Series # 60. Washington, D.C.: Inspired Partnerships and National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1992.
This 17-page booklet presents a twelve step program for reducing energy costs in houses of worship.  Discussion is illustrated with examples from successful energy cost reduction programs in Chicago, Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Arizona.  
To obtain copies, contact Inspired Partnerships: 312.294.0077, Email: info@inspiredpartnerships.org