Whitewater Valley REMC and Cope Environmental Center has been working together for many years.
- In 2008, we worked together to make energy efficiency improvements at the sustainable living homestead. Those improvements included a geothermal heating and cooling system and electric water heating.
- In 2015, WWVREMC gave their $25,000 renewable energy grant to the Cope Environmental Center. The grant money was earmarked for their solar installation at the site of the new education center.
- At the same time, WWVREMC and HEPN pledged an additional $50,000 for their Living Building Challenge expansion. The three parties - COPE, WWVREMC and HEPN signed a statement of understanding that these funds would be given upon the completion of the construction project and contingent upon the certification as a Living Building from the International Living Future Institute.
- These funds were earmarked for a geothermal system and LED lighting for the new building.
Cope Environmental Center (Solar — Small Scale Renewable)
Commissioned Date: 2017