Press Release - 4/27/00

Trinity County High School Gets State Loan to Cut Energy Costs
For Immediate Release

State Senator Maurice Johannessen announced Thursday that the Mountain Valley Unified School District in Trinity County soon will cut its heating and cooling costs at its high school, thanks in part to a $100,000 loan from the California Energy Commission.

"The loan will enable Mountain Valley Unified to upgrade the heating, air conditioning and ventilation system at the Hayfork High School in Hayfork," said Johannessen. "As a result of the project, the district will cut its electricity bill by more than $16,000."

The loan from the Energy Commissionís Bright Schools program will fund a portion of the energy efficient HVAC replacement.

This is the fifth energy efficiency loan to the district, which has borrowed over $215,600 over the last nine years to cut energy waste at its four schools. Together all the energy improvement projects are saving the district approximately $44,000 a year on utility bills.

For more information, contact: Joan Hair, Superintendent, Mountain Valley Unified School District (530) 628-5265; Claudia Chandler, Assistant Exec. Dir., CA Energy Commission (916) 654-4989.