ENERGY STAR Labeled Building Profile
FOREST OAK ES
55 S. Meadowood Dr.
Newark, DE 19711
Forest Oak Elementary School emphasizes the importance of learning through mutual respect and cooperation. An ENERGY STAR partner since 2007, Red Clay Consolidated School District spent 18 months completing a comprehensive evaluation of its existing building conditions and future educational needs. The school board, administration, faculty, staff, and community determined that Forest Oak Elementary School would benefit from a number of improvements.
Preparing Forest Oak Elementary School for the energy demands and environmental concerns of this new century required an investment of approximately 5 million dollars. The major areas of improvement were focused on the following building systems: 1) repair, replacement, and/or upgrade of heating and air-conditioning systems and 2) upgrade of the electrical and phone systems, primarily by correcting the electrical distribution throughout the building and upgrading lighting conditions in the kitchen. Various interior enhancements were also made, including library upgrades and classroom additions.
ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management were followed throughout the design and purchasing decisions for these major capital projects. Data compiled through EPA's Portfolio Manager help school officials ensure that these improvements maximize the use of their energy resources.
- Share the "Statement of Energy Performance: Facility Summary" from Portfolio Manager with the school community.
Publish articles in the local media and school newsletter, and post them on the school Web site.
Provide resources and data to teachers and students for use in class projects.
Present at faculty, parent, and school board meetings.
"Forest Oak Elementary School is pleased to receive the ENERGY STAR for our energy conservation efforts. Our team insures that classroom doors and windows are closed during the heating and cooling season and makes a concerted effort to turn off lights and computers when they are not being used. We understand the importance of supporting the cost-saving measures that our district takes to conserve resources."
-- Diane Dambach, Principal, Forest Oak Elementary
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Red Clay Consolidated School District 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.
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Red Clay Consolidated School District
Red Clay Consolidated School District
Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
Facility Type: K-12 School
Total Floorspace: 90273 sf
Year Constructed: 1963
Contract Type: Single Turn-Key Contract
Financing Type: Public Bond
+ Adjust Dampers
+ DHW Controls
+ EMS Audit
+ Employee/Tenant Energy Education Program
+ New or Revised EE Maintenance Practices
+ Reset Automated Controls (i.e. Lighting Timers)
+ System Balancing
+ Use of PC and Monitor Power Management Software
+ LED Exit Signs
+ T8 or T5 Lamps
+ Control Ventilation Rates
+ ENERGY STAR Procurement Policies
+ Increased Duct Insulation in Older Buildings
+ New EMS
+ Pipe Insulation
+ Demand Ventilation
+ Install Programmable Thermostats
| || Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant|
+ Chilled Water Loop Temperature Control
+ District Heating and Cooling
+ Economizer Cooling
+ High Efficiency Boilers
+ High Efficiency Chillers
+ High Efficiency Furnaces
+ New Equipment Rightsizing
+ Variable Frequency Drives for Fans, Pumps, and/or Cooling Towers
| || Other Technologies/Strategies|
+ High Efficiency Tank Water Heater
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