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Madison Elementary School
66030 Dogwood Rd
Wakarusa, IN 46573
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Madison Elementary School, located in Wakarusa, Indiana, serves approximately 150 elementary students in the southern-most portion of the Penn Harris Madison School Corporation. Built in 1939, the more than 41,600-square-foot building is the oldest building in the corporation and was extensively remodeled in 1986. Madison has 2 portable classrooms.


In 2007, the Penn Harris Madison School Corporation partnered with Energy Education Inc. to create a people-based energy conservation program that emphasizes changing the habits of building occupants. Through the efforts of 12 dedicated staff members, the energy savings at Madison have increased from 13 percent during the first year of the program to 36 percent in 2011. Madison has performed efficiently for past three years and is now recognized as one of the district?s ENERGY STAR certified facilities.


Madison Elementary does not employ an Energy Management System (EMS) to control the HVAC equipment for time-of-day schedules, like most of the Penn Harris Madison buildings. Committed staff members set back room thermostats, turn off air-handling equipment, control lights, and manage their room environment through the intelligent use of windows and blinds. There have also been some improvements in equipment. Outdated computers (approximately 80) have been replaced with units that have energy efficient power supplies and flat-screen monitors. All of these practices have helped Madison Elementary School to earn the ENERGY STAR.






Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Penn Harris Madison Schools 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:*
Penn Harris Madison Schools

Property Manager:*
Penn Harris Madison Schools

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2012 (78)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 43742 sf

Year Constructed: 1939

Contract Type: Internal Resources

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting