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New Albany High School
1020 Vincennes St.
New AQlbany, IN 47150
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New Albany High School (NAHS) is the oldest public high school in Indiana. It opened its doors in 1853. Its building has undergone remodeling and additions over the years, and currently stands at almost 490,000 square feet. Among its many offerings, NAHS has an impressive number of extra-curricular activities available to its students. Students can choose to participate in traditional sports such as football, basketball, tennis, and wrestling. They may also choose from many quality arts programs including orchestra, drama, and choir. Clubs such as the anime club, Disney movie club, knitting club, and yoga club provide a chance for every student to feel involved at NAHS no matter his or her interest.

In 2000, NAHS joined in a corporation-wide push to intensify energy efficiency efforts with the addition of new modular boilers. This effort, encouraged and aided by school administration, accelerated the existing energy management practices of the corporation and included many exciting developments. Partnering with the ENERGY STAR program, all of the schools in the corporation began working to earn the ENERGY STAR individually. NAHS earned its first ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance in 2008. This was the result of efforts such as remote scheduling of all of the air units, inside lighting, and outdoor parking and security lighting with the use of Andover Continuum, an integrated automation system. This system ensures equipment reliability, keeps operating costs down, and allows for efficient use of resources.

Technology was only one part of these improvements. Classroom energy audits identified areas that could be improved. The corporation began tracking utility bills in a new program, Metrix, and sending out monthly reports to building operators and administrators to promote constant awareness of energy usage. Student and staff education encouraged good habits such as turning off unused lights, unplugging unused electronics, and simple awareness of waste. These small but powerful actions are a part of everyday life in the New Albany Floyd County School Corporation. Through education and accountability, staff and students have become conditioned to these habits.

New Albany High School has found EPA's ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management to be extremely helpful in its goal of reducing the use of natural resources and avoiding expense to the corporation. In the spirit of progress, NAHS and the other schools and buildings in the program are working toward the ultimate goal of ensuring an environmentally friendly corporation for the benefit of students, staff, and the community.

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Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by New Albany Floyd County School Corporation or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
New Albany Floyd County School Corporation

Property Manager:*
New Albany Floyd County School Corporation

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (79)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 488909 sf

Year Constructed: 1929

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning

For More Info:
Tom Handy
Manager Energy Systems
New Albany, IN 47150
812-542-2180
thandy@nafcs.k12.in.us