Saint James’ Green Team formed this summer and after two meetings has begun an energy audit with a 7-step plan for action to reach maximum efficiency on our campus thanks to the services of Michael Rainger, founder of the Energized Research / Learning Institute (ER-LI).
The Green Team and Communities of Peace has extended an invitation to the leaders and members of other churches in town to explore whether they’d like to consider starting the same 7-step energy reduction program.
Join us as Mr. Rainger describes the program, his process at Saint James’, and shares his success stories. ER-LI was founded by Rainger after he had worked for almost 5 years, mostly as a volunteer (1653 free hours), with Fauquier County Public Schools, the School Support Council and Aspirations 2015 Strategic Planning.
Working as an Energy Conservation subject matter expert with Fauquier County and the Vint Hill Economic Development Authority (EDA) in Northern Virginia rounded out his skills in the Public Service Sector.
Michael participated with local officials and identified projects, program and initiatives which led to the public schools saving almost $2 million in four year, county government saving $220,617 in three years, Vint Hill EDA saving $20,000 per year since 2010 and Chestnut Forks Tennis and Fitness Club saving $3,500 in 120 days during the winter of 2013!