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Greenville Elementary School
7025 Cross St.
Greenville, IN 47124
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Greenville Elementary School has been in the service of its community for 58 years. The building serves grades K-4 and is made of up of 69,738 square feet. Greenville Elementary places a high value on community service. Greenville recently partnered with a non-profit organization called Rachel?s Challenge. In honor of a victim of the Columbine shootings in April of 1999, this challenge involves children noticing acts of kindness and compassion amongst their peers, writing them on down on strips on paper, and making chains from the paper strips. These chains in the classrooms provide a clear symbol of what Greenville Elementary stands for: an accepting and united environment for all of its children to learn in.

In 2000, Greenville 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 EPA's ENERGY STAR program, all of the schools in the corporation began working to earn the ENERGY STAR individually. Greenville earned its first ENERGY STAR in 2008. This was the result of improvements 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.

Greenville Elementary 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, Greenville Elementary 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 Veazey,Parrott,Durkin and Shoulders 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:*
Veazey,Parrott,Durkin and Shoulders

Property Manager:*
New Albany Floyd County School Corporation

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (86)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 69738 sf

Year Constructed: 1956

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