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Winding Springs Elementary
6601 Horace Mann Raod
Charlotte, NC 28269
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Constructed in 1995, Winding Springs Elementary has 83,480 square feet of space. An additional 3,552 square feet of temporary space was added in 2009. The school was designed and constructed carefully to conserve resources while providing for the academic and physical needs of students and staff.

The school's electrical usage has remained relatively constant, and its gas usage dropped after the first few years of operation. Winding Springs' initial gas usage was 55,000 BTUs per square foot per year but has declined to 39,000 BTUs per square foot per year for 2008-2009. It appears that the school staff has become familiar with the building and its operation, and also more aware of the importance of energy conservation. This effort is all the more remarkable because it has taken place outside any district-wide campaign for energy conservation. (CMS launched a conservation initiative last year.) It should also be noted that the Building Services staff at Winding Springs has been vigilant with the preventive maintenance schedule on boilers and chillers, and has made the filter changes necessary to minimize the energy used for several years.

Over the last year, Winding Springs has stepped up its conservation practices. The use of HVAC equipment and lighting in the school has been scrutinized and tightened where possible. A computer-shutdown operation was implemented. This awareness of energy usage has been helped by the CMS practice, begun last year, of showing each school's principal and energy coordinator their building's energy usage.

Winding Springs shows the importance of collaborative efforts to conserve. The efforts of the school staff, maintenance personnel, and energy staff have resulted in a decreased energy footprint for Winding Springs.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education 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:*
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

Property Manager:*
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2009 (86)
2010 (85)
2011 (83)
2013 (87)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 88174.3 sf

Year Constructed: 1995

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning