SJC
St. John's Catholic Church

Background

St. John’s Catholic Church in Felton was built in 1953 by a committee of Catholic families and Fr. Michael Cross. Father Roy Margallo is the current pastor. They currently offer a number of ministries, including Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), a Peace and Justice committee, services for homebound parishioners, and bereavement counselling.

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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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Proposal Completed

Mynt presented a project proposal to St. John’s that outlined how they could reduce their electric bill by nearly 95% while saving them over $2,000 in the first year and close to $35,000 over 10 years. These energy savings will prevent more than half a million pounds of carbon from being released into the atmosphere over the next 25 years, equivalent to planting more than 200 trees or driving around the Earth 23 times!

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Energy Assessment Completed

On August 31, 2016, Mynt Systems visited St. John’s 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

St. John’s has taken the next step in moving forward with implementing solar and energy efficiency at their properties 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 August 31, 2016.

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First Steps

Greenpower representatives went to St. John’s on June 26, 2016 where they presented the Green Churches Initiative from the Catholic Diocese of Monterey, Mynt Systems, and the Romero Institute, and how they could dramatically 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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