Holy Cross Church

Background

Holy Cross Church was formed in Santa Cruz in 1889 by Reverend Hugh McNamee. The current pastor of is Reverend Martin Cain. The Church runs a food pantry for those in need, and offers other services including youth services, a maternity house, and bible study groups.

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About the Green Churches Initiative

Inspired by Pope Francis’ message of environmental stewardship in his encyclical Laudato Si, Greenpower began our Green Churches Initiative in 2016 in collaboration with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Monterey of California and Santa Cruz-based energy efficiency and solar experts Mynt Systems. Our goal is to transform Diocese churches and schools into beacons of sustainable energy production by installing renewable energy systems like solar as well as energy efficiency measures like LED lighting retrofits. Not only will this help protect the environment, it will help save the Diocese millions of dollars that can be used for education and charitable ministries.

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Spotlight On Our Work With Holy Cross Church

In a partnership with the Catholic Diocese of Monterey, Greenpower helped Holy Cross Church & School become a clean energy beacon.

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Energy Assessment Completed

On November 9, 2016, Mynt Systems visited Holy Cross Church and assessed their appliances, light fixtures, heating and ventilation, and roof space to begin analyzing their energy use patterns and put together an effective and personalized energy efficiency and solar system project proposal.

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Energy Assessment Scheduled

Holy Cross Church has taken the next step in embracing energy efficiency and solar by scheduling Mynt Systems to perform a full audit of their appliances, light fixtures, heating and ventilation, and roof space for energy efficiency retrofits and solar on November 9, 2016.

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First Steps

Holy Cross Church sent representatives to a Greenpower presentation on October 19, 2016 at Holy Cross Church about the Green Churches Initiative from the Catholic Diocese of Monterey, Mynt Systems, and the Romero Institute, where they learned how they could drastically reduce their electricity bills while answering Pope Francis’ call for environmental stewardship.

Milestone

Energy Assessment Completed

On July 11, 2016, Mynt Systems visited Holy Cross and assessed their appliances, light fixtures, heating and ventilation, and roof space to begin analyzing their energy use patterns and put together an effective and personalized energy efficiency and solar system project proposal.

Impacts

65

Number of Possible Participating Locations

5.6M

Annual Anticipated Electricity Savings (kWh)

3.6M

Annual Anticipated CO2 Emissions Reduction (lbs)

$942K

Annual Anticipated Electricity Bill Savings

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