Energy Footprint Tool

Energy Footprint Tool

Work out your church’s carbon footprint to help care for God’s creation. The Church of England’s Energy Footprint Tool is now open for churches to enter fuel and power use from 2023. It closes on 31st July 2024.

The data collected from the tool will help your church understand its carbon footprint and will mean you may be eligible for grants to help kickstart your net zero projects. This work is an essential part of caring for God’s Creation, by helping to combat global heating and climate change. The easy-to-use online tool will tell your church what your carbon footprint is, based on the energy you use to heat and light your buildings.

What do I have to do?

Simply enter your church’s energy figures from the year before. Once you have entered all the data, you will immediately receive a report and results on your computer or smartphone. This includes:

  • The church’s carbon footprint in CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) 
  • A simple assessment of your buildings’ efficiency, in graphical form

What do I need to get started?

You will need your utility bills for the year before: electricity, gas, oil, or whichever other fuel you use. For example, if you are completing it in 2024, you need your 2023 bills. If you have solar panels, find information on their generation over the preceding year. If you have a separate church hall you will need to add this building, and enter the bills for this too. 

It should only take about an hour to fill the EFT in and the results will really help a church to kickstart carbon reducing projects as we journey together to reach net zero carbon. Detailed instructions are available here.

How to Use the EFT

Login with your Username and Password at the Online Parish Return System. Once in you’re good to go and enter your data.

To request a login contact :

Paper Copy of the Online Questions

Carbon Emissions Report 2021

Climate Action Plans – Low-cost Savings

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