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ENERGY STAR Labeled Building Profile

55 S. Meadowood Dr.
Newark, DE 19711
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Forest Oak Elementary School emphasizes the importance of learning through mutual respect and cooperation.  An ENERGY STAR partner since 2007, Red Clay Consolidated School District spent 18 months completing a comprehensive evaluation of its existing building conditions and future educational needs.  The school board, administration, faculty, staff, and community determined that Forest Oak Elementary School would benefit from a number of improvements.

Preparing Forest Oak Elementary School for the energy demands and environmental concerns of this new century required an investment of approximately 5 million dollars.  The major areas of improvement were focused on the following building systems:  1) repair, replacement, and/or upgrade of heating and air-conditioning systems and 2) upgrade of the electrical and phone systems, primarily by correcting the electrical distribution throughout the building and upgrading lighting conditions in the kitchen. Various interior enhancements were also made, including library upgrades and classroom additions.

ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management were followed 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.



"Forest Oak Elementary School is pleased to receive the ENERGY STAR for our energy conservation efforts.  Our team insures that classroom doors and windows are closed during the heating and cooling season and makes a concerted effort to turn off lights and computers when they are not being used.  We understand the importance of supporting the cost-saving measures that our district takes to conserve resources."

-- Diane Dambach, Principal, Forest Oak Elementary

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 (91)
2010 (90)
2011 (87)
2012 (89)
2013 (87)
2014 (92)
2015 (93)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 90273 sf

Year Constructed: 1963

Contract Type: Single Turn-Key Contract
Financing Type: Public Bond

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies