Good Shepherd Council approves next steps
Mission Green, LLC is presenting a proposal that allows the Good Shepherd congregation to create a business relationship for energy and equipment. The proposal by Mission Green, LLC provides a carbon-neutral solution encouraging the congregation to eliminate fossil fuel use and create their own renewable energy.
The business relationship would be established through a PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) and a lease between Good Shepherd Church and Mission Green, LLC. These financial contracts will provide a conduit to an affordable solution allowing for payments over time. The expenses to the church will be predetermined throughout the life of the contracts. Mission Green is responsible for all liabilities and contingencies.
Benefits of this Project:
- Good Shepherd becomes Carbon Neutral
- Proactive replacement of aging 34 year-old furnaces and eliminates reactive, expensive replacement
- Upgrades at reduced rate (approx. 60% value) to Good Shepherd, spread out over 8 years
- At the end of the lease and Power Purchase Agreement, Good Shepherd will own all heat pumps with an advanced air purification system for the Sanctuary and upgraded electrical equipment, create all of their own energy using solar and have a covered waterproof courtyard.
The Good Shepherd Church Council voted to allow the congregation to vote on the Initiative on June 5. The vote was not an endorsement at this time, simply providing an opportunity for the congregation to have a voice in this decision.
Mission Green’s proposal is a comprehensive plan utilizing the latest/best technologies available. It will provide Good Shepherd with a long horizon of Carbon Neutrality. More importantly, it also includes the ability to guarantee energy costs (versus the volatile situation we are currently in) and the opportunity to redirect future energy costs towards more vital church missions.
Mission Green, LLC will provide opportunities for Good Shepherd members to learn more at Sunday coffee hour on May 8 and May 15. They’ll give a broad overview of the project proposal and take any questions you may have.
They hope you’ll take the time to visit their website: www.missiongreen.llc The site has many pictures and resources to inform the congregation about the solutions that are planned for this Initiative.