As a consultant for Regeneration Works: Places of Faith, Stephen works with two national organizations; Faith and the Common Good, and The National Trust of Canada, and a team of experts to help faith buildings from coast to coast become more vibrant through a better understanding of their buildings. By understanding the building better, it becomes easier to maximize it’s usage and impact on both the faith community and the community at large.
Regeneration Works offers four core services to faith-based organizations and their building stewards:
Building audits help determine:
The Regeneration Audit will help faith communities who may be under considerable financial or community pressure to restructure, amalgamate, etc. This walk-through audit acts as an outside set of eyes and viewpoint to ensure the best consensus decisions can be made moving forward for all involved. Bringing a triple-bottom-line sustainability perspective (environmental, social, financial), this audit will help participants evaluate issues such as building, operations, energy, historical concerns, community activity within and beyond the walls, and how to engage the community to strengthen the sustainability goals moving forward. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager is used in this walk-through audit as a means to compare buildings in question. Discounts will apply if you would like this audit to encompass more than one faith community.
By working with our team of professionals during your faith community’s time of need, we will guide you with the best unbiased information possible, to help you make the best decision for the future of your community and beyond. The Regeneration Audit can be delivered by itself or as part of a comprehensive consultation with your faith community.
Planning, strategy and logistics in the selection of building partners and collaborating groups.
Support the development of networks and plan cooperative efforts to bring community members and local organizations into spaces of worship to regenerate and support the space.
Regeneration works occasionnaly organizes and hosts workshops on supporting and revitalizing spaces of worship and community hubs.