On 1 October 2021, the Church of England Environment Programme issued its October Environment Bulletin, with information on the autumn programme of net zero carbon webinars, plus information on several events linked to the COP26 climate talks. These webinars include:
- 7th – Net Zero Carbon and Eco Church
- 14th – Net Zero Carbon Schools
- 19th – Basics of Heat Pumps
Further webinars are planned for November and December on “conservation pitfalls en route to net zero“; “assessing embodied carbon in retrofit projects”; and “Getting to “yes” for your environmental project – successfully navigating the faculty system”, details of which are reproduced below.
Getting to “yes” for your environmental project – successfully navigating the faculty system
Monday 22nd November – noon to 1:30pm
This webinar is aimed at representatives of churches around the country, DAC staff and advisors, archdeacons and architects. It will focus on the practicalities of how churches who want to carry out environmentally-minded projects (insulation, heating, solar, EV car charging and the like) can best navigate the faculty system. How can they ‘get to yes’ by designing the right project and making their case well?
This will cover:
- What can churches do within list A. list B, and what needs full faculty, and why?
- Who should they get input from, and when, in the process?
- How do they prepare and present their application? What information is needed? What does a good project look like?
- What will their archdeacon want to know, and why? What will the DAC want to know? If it comes to the Church Buildings Council, what will the CBC want to know?
The Panel will comprise:
- Ven Malcolm Chamberlain, Archdeacon of Sheffield & Rotherham,
- Lisa McIntyre, the Leeds Diocese DAC Secretary,
- Keri Dearmer, an experienced case officer in the national Cathedral and Church Buildings Division,
- Nigel Walter, a conservation architect and member of the Church Buildings Council.
Details for booking are here.
The lecture “Clean and green – law and the Carbon neutral Church” by Morag Ellis QC, Dean of the Arches and Auditor, which was first delivered last month, will be repeated on 4 November at 5.30 pm. The date has been chosen to coincide with the COP26 summit in Glasgow and her lecture will be delivered via Zoom so that more members are able to participate.