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ENERGY STAR Labeled Building Profile

201 Jackson Ave.
Wlimington, DE 19804
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Built in 1935, Conrad served the community for more than 40 years as a high school before being converted to a middle school in 1980. The school is now being expanded over 3 years to service students from grades six through twelve. The newly created Conrad School of Science is a magnet school for Red Clay Consolidated School District. To support this new mission, the district, along with the school board, administration, and the community, completed an 18-month comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the existing building conditions and future educational needs.

The total investment in facility improvements for Conrad was slightly more than 15 million dollars.  The energy-related work focused on the following areas:  1) upgrades to the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; 2)  upgrades to the electrical systems to support the new HVAC systems; 3) upgrades to the original classrooms, library, and science labs; 4) installation of a new sprinkler system; 5) replacement of the plumbing system; and 6) correction of miscellaneous site deficiencies.

An ENERGY STAR partner since 2007, the district followed ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management throughout the design and purchasing decisions for these major capital projects.  Data compiled through EPA's Portfolio Manager help school officials ensure that these improvements maximize the use of their energy resources.


  • Share the "Statement of Energy Performance: Facility Summary" from Portfolio Manager with the school community.

  • Publish articles in the local media and school newsletter and post them on the school Web site.

  • Provide resources and data to teachers and students for use in class projects.

  • Present at faculty, parent and school board meetings.
  • Testimonial:

    "I would like to thank the staff, students, parents, and community of the Conrad Schools of Science for their sincere and effective efforts in making our school an ENERGY STAR qualified building.  During this time of scarce resources and high prices, our efforts create an impact locally, nationally, and globally.  Thanks again for making a difference."

    -- Mark Pruitt, Principal, Conrad Schools of Science

    Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Red Clay Consolidated 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.

    Service Provider:
    Studio JAED Architects & Engineers

    Building Owner:*
    Red Clay Consolidated School District

    Property Manager:*

    Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
    2008 (78)
    2009 (96)
    2010 (96)
    2011 (86)
    2012 (93)
    2013 (92)
    2014 (94)
    2016 (98)

    Facility Type: K-12 School

    Total Floorspace: 189682 sf

    Year Constructed: 1934

    Contract Type: Multiple Vendor Contracts
    Financing Type: Public Bond

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