Oregon’s “Cool Schools” bill signed into law


Gov. John Kitzhaber signed into law legislation designed to retrofit public schools with energy-efficient technology.

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Gov. John Kitzhaber signed into law legislation designed to retrofit public schools with energy-efficient technology.

The measure has become known as the “Cool Schools” bill.

The law, a prominent part of Kitzhaber’s campaign and energy strategy, will make cheap loans available to schools, which can use the funds to retrofit their buildings for better energy efficiency. To fund the loans the state will tap federal bonds and pair them with an existing state loan program.

While the signing of the law generated excitement Thursday, questions remain about Cool School’s impact.

Just how many jobs will be created and how many schools will benefit depends on a lot of details about the new law that many in the industry are still figuring out.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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