The Green Building Initiative has awarded the Vernonia Schools building the Green Globes Certification for sustainable building achievements and environmental and energy efficiency.
Vernonia Superintendent Aaron Miller announced the award at the September 11, 2014 School Board meeting. Miller told the Board that the School was awarded three out of a possible four Green Globes.
Green Globes provides independent sustainability assessments for commercial, institutional and some residential facilities. Miller told the Board Green Globes is often used by the timber industry to judge sustainability practices in construction.
Green Globes is an alternative to the LEED building rating system. The Vernonia Schools is still awaiting a final determination on their Platinum rating from LEED.