U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program
Energy Efficiency Upgrades Part of Winning Formula for Oregon School District
August 27, 2012
A while ago, we wrote about the quiet, rural community of Vernonia, Oregon, which had been through its share of hard economic times. After two “500-year floods” in an 11-year period devastated the area, damaging its schools and the community core, the town finally started to rebuild its school last April. More than a year later, residents of Vernonia had reason to celebrate when Former Governor Ted Kulongoski joined United States Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and several other federal and state elected officials last week for the ribbon cutting of a new energy efficient K-12 school and community center. For the complete story, see the August 27 edition of the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Blog.