Chasing Sacred Air: A Common Sense Guide to Energy Efficiency in Sacred Buildings

by Monroe Fritz. Outskirts Press, 2013.


This resource helps congregations take the first steps towards becoming more energy efficient and provides solutions to those issues that places of worship may face.


solutions to save energy and money, pros and cons of an energy audit

Recommended Audience

lay leaders, building committees, facilities manage


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Evaluate the pros and cons of undergoing an energy audit by discussing this book with the facility manager and lay leaders.
  • Outline practical and achievable steps towards making your building more energy efficient by adapting the steps described in the resource.

About the Contributor

Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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