Carbon Neutral Initiative at Good Shepherd

Mission Green, LLC is presenting a proposal that allows the 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.
 
Join us for discussion and questions at the Coffee Hour, Sunday May 15th with special guest Joel Zook – Winneshiek Energy District 

Visit their website to learn more: www.missiongreen.llc and watch the proposal video and discussion with experts video below: 

Jim and Liz Fritz are 30-year members of Good Shepherd. They’re both retired band directors, having taught in Decorah for 30 years, and live just two blocks from Good Shepherd. They have owned and operated a sole proprietorship business for over 25 years involving rental units and upgrading properties in their neighborhood. They have formed Mission Green, LLC specifically for the Carbon Neutral Initiative that is being proposed.

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 Church becomes Carbon Neutral
    • Proactive replacement of aging 34 year old furnaces eliminates reactive, expensive replacement
      • Upgrades at reduced rate (approx. 70% value) to Good Shepherd, spread out over 7 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.
     

At their April meeting the 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.

Any questions may be directed to Jim and Liz at: missiongreen@icloud.com