Chicago Archdiocese to benchmark all of its buildings for energy efficiency

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July 27, 2015

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, right, and Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, look over a board with Ted Hudon that displays the solar panel activity at Old St. Mary's School in Chicago July 24. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World) See CHICAGO-ENCYCLICAL July 27, 2015.

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, right, and Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, look over a board with Ted Hudon that displays the solar panel activity at Old St. Mary’s School in Chicago July 24. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

CHICAGO (CNS) — Archbishop Blase J. Cupich has set a goal of benchmarking all 2,700 buildings in the Archdiocese of Chicago to ensure that they are as energy efficient as possible.

He announced the goal during a July 24 news conference at Old St. Mary’s School on Michigan Avenue.

The news conference was held after Chicago’s archbishop toured the school with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy.

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