• Nine of our schools earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating

    PPS students and staff representing: Benson Polytechnic High School, Wilson High School, Cleveland High School, Stephenson Elementary School, Chapman Elementary School, James John Elementary School, Chief Joseph Elementary, Sunnyside Environmental K-8, and Richmond Elementary School

    At a ceremony on February 10 at Wilson High School in SW Portland, nine PPS schools were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving ENERGY STAR certification. To receive this certification, a building must perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR schools use an average of 35% less energy, and also release 35% less carbon dioxide.

    Read the full press release here.