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Our Lady of the Assumption

Background

Our Lady of the Assumption Church was formed in Watsonville, CA in 2010 by Reverend Richard Garcia. The Church serves about 2,000 people. Father Victor Manuel Prado has been the administrator of the Church since March 2011. The Church offers Bible classes for youth and adults, adult penitential services, and hosts different forums, one example being a forum on immigration. They also offer visitations for the sick, baptisms, and quinceaneras.

Updates

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.

Updates

Energy Assessment Scheduled

On November 4, 2016, Mynt Systems visited Our Lady of the Assumption 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.

Updates

Energy Assessment Scheduled

Our Lady of the Assumption 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 4, 2016.

Updates

First Steps

Our Lady of the Assumption Church sent representatives to a Greenpower presentation on October 27, 2016 at Sacred Heart Church in Salinas 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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