Trinity is the church in downtown Bloomington with solar panels on its education wing. Their green team is enjoying the process of saving energy both for the church and for members of its congregation. Please contact climate scientist and H-IPL volunteer Dr. Ben Brabson if you are interested in helping. They were part of the first round of solar panel grants given by Indiana’s Office of Energy Development in 2012.
They attended not only to reducing electricity and gas, but water as well, installing low-flow toilets throughout the building. New windows went in, more efficient lighting, energy star refriger
ators, insulation, and the team went to great lengths to follow the lead of Ben’s infrared gun to seek out and seal air leaks. They engaged their congregation with Task of the Month, and despite some setbacks with their building, succeeded in filling their goals.
Right: Members Jim Shackelford and Karen Smith install energy conservation updates.