Energy Star PartnerNovember 7, 2013 – Orleans VT – Lake Region Union High School has been named one of Vermont’s first ENERGY STAR® schools. This achievement places the school in the top 25% of energy efficient schools in the country and signifies that it meets stringent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for healthy ventilation, year-round comfort, and lighting quality.

Lake Region was recognized at an award ceremony on November 7th at Camel’s Hump Middle School in Richmond, along with 10 other Vermont schools that achieved ENERGY STAR designation. The ceremony also marked the launch of Project Green School, an initiative that aims to put all Vermont schools on the path toward ENERGY STAR designation by 2020.

Among those in attendance at the award ceremony were Congressman Peter Welch, Vermont Secretary of Education Armando Vilaseca, and

representatives of the EPA, the Vermont Superintendents Association’s School Energy Management Program (VSA-SEMP), and Efficiency Vermont.

“The 11 schools we are honoring today have done great work,” said Jim Merriam, Director of Efficiency Vermont. “But the steps they have taken are within reach of any school in our state. With focused effort and enhanced support through Project Green School, we are looking forward to helping every community in Vermont provide a healthier and more energy efficient environment for their students.”

Through Project Green School, Efficiency Vermont and VSA-SEMP will collaborate to help Vermont schools reach ENERGY STAR designation by addressing the energy use of lighting and facility systems -- such as heating, ventilation, and cooling – and the air-tightness of buildings. The initiative also will enable schools to use the energy improvement process to provide educational opportunities to students and staff.

To learn more about Project Green School, or support your local school’s efforts to participate, visit

Efficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont’s environment. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 or visit

Lake Region Union High School
317 Lake Region Road
Orleans, Vermont 05860

School Phone Numbers
754-2780 (fax)
754-2500 (voice mail)
754-2500 extension 223 or 225

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