Energy Footprint Tool

Why complete the Energy Footprint Tool?

As a Diocese, we have committed to becoming net carbon zero by 2030. The Energy Footprint Tool is a great way of monitoring your church building’s carbon usage and energy efficiency. It is also an essential way of the Diocese monitoring its whole carbon footprint, and identifying which parishes could do with more assistance and support.

What information do I need to start?

To complete the form you will need:

  • Your energy bills for 2022 

  • A note of your average weekly attendance in 2022 (including all service / non-service / visitors)

  • A note of the number of hours your church is open in the average week during 2022

  • A note of any work-related travel expenses that were claimed in 2022

If you have any other buildings that you are completing this for, please do complete a form for each building.

How do I complete my return?

This year, the Environment team has created new and simpler ways of you completing your returns this year. Please take the time to ensure that you have completed your returns in one of the following three ways:

Option 1 – The Diocese of Peterborough online form

Complete our Diocesan online form. Then a member of our Environment team will submit your data onto the Church of England portal and send you your new energy rating via email.

Option 2 – The Church of England Parish Returns Portal

Log onto the Church of England Parish Returns portal and submit your data.

If you do not have a log-in for the Parish Returns portal, please email the environment team on: environment@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

The team will then set you up with a user log-in and password, which will remain the same year-on-year.

Here is a helpful video, created by the Diocese of Manchester, which talks through how to use the Church of England portal.

Option 3 – The Diocese of Peterborough word document

Our Environment team has created a word document to make collecting data simpler for those who do not enjoy technology. If you would like to use it [please click on this link to access the word document]. Then:

  • Either, complete it on word and email it to: environment@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

  • Or, print it and post it to: The Environment Team, The Diocese of Peterborough, Unit 1 Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Northampton, NN4 7YD

If you have any other buildings that you are completing this for, please do complete a form for each building.

On receipt of the form, a member of the Environment team will input your data onto the Church of England portal and send you your new energy rating via email.

If you do not have a printer and would like a printed copy, please contact Joanna at Bouverie Court: 01604 887000 or
Environment@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

 

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