Monday, April 18, 2011

Clatsop County Courthouse Saves Energy With New Lights At South Entrance

Monday, April 18, 2011 NEW, ENERGY-SAVING LIGHTS GRACE COURTHOUSE ENTRANCE New “old” lights now illuminate the south entrance to the Clatsop County Courthouse in Astoria. This month the county Building and Grounds Department had two new historic-designed fixtures containing energy-saving, long-lived lights installed on both sides of the doorway. The lights will replace an unsightly fixture currently mounted above the door. The project was funded from federal stimulus dollars Clatsop County received last year to upgrade lighting, heating and ventilation systems in several county buildings. The new lights feature “induction” bulbs that have a projected life of 10 years, and draw only 40 watts of power. The lights were produced by a Spokane, Wash.-based company. The courthouse’s north entrance still features its original light fixtures, but no lights were installed on the south entryway when the courthouse was built more than 100 years ago. The design for the new fixtures was reviewed and approved by the City of Astoria’s Historic Landmarks Commission. -30- PHOTO CAPTION: A crew from Clatsop Electric installs the second of two new energy-efficient lights at the south entrance of the Clatsop County Courthouse April 15. Released by: Tom Bennett Community Relations Coordinator (503) 325-1000


Anonymous said...

must be a slow newsday at county if all you can find to cut and paste from the county website is about new lightbulbs at the courthouse.

Patrick McGee said...

A county government being proactive in saving energy is not important news?

Of course it is!