Holy Cross School

Background

Holy Cross School was formed in Santa Cruz in 1862 by the Daughters of Charity. Patty Patano is the current principal. Holy Cross School teaches grades kindergarten through eight, and includes a preschool, gymnasium and athletic field.

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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 School

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 School 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 School 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 School sent representatives to a Greenpower presentation on November 2, 2016 at Resurrection 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.

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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