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Childrens Academy of New Albany
1111 Pearl St
New Albany, IN 47150
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Children's Academy of New Albany was opened in 2005. Its building covers 62,965 square feet and houses grades pre-Kindergarten through third. This focused arrangement allows for an unprecedented emphasis on reading skills. The teachers at Children's Academy are especially prepared to instruct this small but critical window in its students' educational development.

Children's Academy joined in a corporation-wide push to intensify energy efficiency. The building contains new and efficient boilers and chillers. This efficiency 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 and buildings in the corporation began working to earn the ENERGY STAR individually. Children's Academy earned its first ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance in 2008. This was the product of developments 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 other areas 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.

Children's Academy of New Albany has found EPA's ENERGY STAR guidelines 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, Children's Academy 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 (91)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 62965 sf

Year Constructed: 1969

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