The Environmental Sustainability Workgroup has been researching options for reducing Congregation Tikkun v’Or’s carbon-footprint. Using information from our research, the committee will present alternatives and make recommendations based on the most efficient use of the financial resources to reduce our contribution to climate change.
Currently, the committee is focusing on three areas: reducing heat/cooling loss from the building, replacing the conventional furnace and air conditioners with heat pumps (done! 2017), and generating solar energy. Together, these actions will likely reduce our carbon footprint significantly.