Fabric Commissions guiding principle No. 9
In keeping with our commitment to radically reducing the Church’s greenhouse gas emissions, churches should be expected to have at least carefully considered the option of moving away from fossil-fuel based heating (gas and oil boilers) towards electric-based heating (such as air- or ground-source heat pumps, pew heaters, and farinfra-red radiant heaters), with these being powered by ‘green’ electricity. Other options to be considered include hybrid boilers, which combine a heat pump and a conventional boiler, and – if well implemented - biomass.
How Cooltouch Heaters can help
Cooltouch heaters are a low energy solution to the problem of providing warmth for a congregation. In a typical church the heat required would be 150W per person.
We are at present working with an architect who is looking at having solar panels with battery storage installed. With a 15kW solar array and about 500 kWh energy use per month there should be an income of around £80 / month from the system.