Webinar Recordings

Greening Sacred Spaces Ottawa records our online events for viewing at any time. The majority of the materials are downloadable. This page lists currently available videos for a few of our current and past programs, particularly our Energy Benchmarking Program. To watch and learn more about our different programs, check out Faith & the Common Good’s YouTube Channel (FCG Media), or access their past videos at https://www.faithcommongood.org/videos_webinars.

Energy Benchmarking Webinars 2019-2021

Energy Benchmarking Program Conference 2022 held on May 14th 2022, generously hosted by the AMA Community Centre.

Recorded on May 14th, 2022

Watch the celebration of the 50 Ottawa faith communities who took part in the Energy Benchmarking Program, learn about their successes and failures in managing their operations and accessing funding, and much more!

This conference includes presentations from Ottawa faith communities on their greening initiatives, presentations from building experts, and from our staff on our programming!

Green Gathering network night Oct. 6th, 2021 – Energy Efficiency, contractors, and networking!

Recorded October 6th, 2021

We held a networking night for faith communities and contractors. Watch the recording to hear what Ottawa faith communities are doing to help the environment. If you would like to connect with any, please send us an email at gssenergy@faithcommongood.org

Ask the Experts! Part 1 – How to Finance Your Energy Projects with EnviroCentre and CoEnergy

Recorded February 16, 2021

Learn how YOUR faith community can finance energy projects and benefit from the available energy programs offered through EnviroCentre and CoEnergy

Holy Trinity Thornhill Anglican Energy Benchmarking Case Study

Recorded November 13, 2019

Learn about what it’s like to participate in the Energy Benchmarking Program! Steven Law, P. Eng. has over 20 years of experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors, including participation in renewable energy projects, leading the Holy Trinity Green Team and teaching a short course on renewable energy and storage technologies.

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Ask the Experts! Part 2 – Available Funding for Your Faith Community in 2021

Recorded March 16, 2021

Featuring guest speakers from Enbridge, Save on Energy, IESO – The Electricity Outlet, and others to discuss available grants, incentives, and government funding options to help support the greening of YOUR faith community!

Download the Webinar Slides HERE

How to Access Your Faith Building Energy Data

Recorded on April 16, 2020

Presenter David Patterson, Energy Coordinator at Faith & the Common Good explains how you can access your faith building’s energy data in order to measure and improve your energy consumption. Learn more about saving energy at your faith-building, by reading our 62-page practical “Do-It-Yourself” Faith Building Energy Audit Guide DIY Walkthrough Guide.

Download the DIY Audit here:

COVID-19 and its Impact on Building Energy Performance

Recorded October 6th, 2020

Presenter Ruth Bankey, describes the ways in which COVID-19 has impacted: 1) The NGO sector, 2) The environmental sector, and 3) The development of new standards for building energy efficiency given the specific concerns for indoor air quality and mitigating disease spread. How is this impacting the ways in which faith buildings need to modify their energy practices?

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Hope for the Future: Moving in the Right Direction

Recorded December 8th, 2020

A call to action – presented by our interns to highlight Ottawa’s efforts in environmental sustainability and solar energy projects. How can faith communities contribute towards a more sustainable future and where does the Energy Benchmarking Program fit it?

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Outdoor Gardening: Winter Webinar Series 2020

Introduction to The Birds and the Bees of Sustainable Gardening
Supporting Wild Pollinators in your Gardens – What Wild Bees are Visiting your Sacred Space?
The Birds and the Bees of Sustainable Gardening – What Next?