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Pearl S Buck Elementary
143 Top Road
Levittown, PA 19056
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Pearl S. Buck Elementary is a two-story, 63,550-square-foot building located on a 15-acre site. The original building has had no additions since it was constructed in 1969.

Projects to improve energy efficiency took place over a period of several years as lighting systems were completely replaced with T-8 and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Exit signs were also retrofitted with energy-efficient LEDs. Boilers and efficient pumps replaced the original equipment, which was converted from steam to hydronic. The absorption/steam air conditioning system, which required the boilers to run during summer months along with a cooling tower, was replaced with a modern Trane air-cooled chiller. In addition, a roof replacement project included extra insulation and white gravel for reflection.

Continuing efforts include replacing air handler motors with premium, efficient models, as well as cog belts and all accessories. The energy management team also conducts routine system tune ups to maintain efficiencies.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Neshaminy 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.

Building Owner:*
Neshaminy School District

Property Manager:*
Neshaminy School District

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2009 (90)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 63550 sf

Year Constructed: 1968

Contract Type: Multiple Contractor Contracts

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies