Nov. 26, 2010

A new energy initiative in Caldwell County has a new home. During a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony, community leaders celebrated the opening of Caldwell Green Commission's new home. The organization, created more than two years ago, works with existing Caldwell County businesses on their "green" efforts and attracting new companies in growing Caldwell County's green economy.

The new office is located off Virginia Street in Lenoir, the former operations center for Google during its initial construction phase. The Green Commission leases the space from Google for $1 per year. Google is also paying for all utility expenses. The Green Commission has already raised $2 million toward sustainability projects.