With escalating energy bills, common sense tells us it’s a good idea to shut doors and turn the heating down a notch. But there are many other cheap or free things that parishes can do to reduce their energy usage, and in turn their bills and carbon footprint. And reduced usage this year can feed into lower standing charges next year, so a win all round. A document has been created by the Cathedral and Church Buildings Division with contributions from the Church Energy Advisors. You might like to take it to your PCC to see if there’s anything you’re missing that would help you reduce your energy consumption this winter. You can access National Guidance on Energy Efficiency here.