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ENERGY STAR Labeled Building Profile

1340 Little Baltimore Rd.
Hockessin, DE 19707
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In keeping with its mission to deliver a quality education that meets the needs of the student population, the Red Clay Consolidated School District built a new elementary school in the Hockessin area in 2005. This new school meets the educational needs of students in the fastest-growing area of the district.

North Star Elementary School provides an enhanced learning atmosphere for 650 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. This modern educational facility, situated on a 17-acre site, was designed using a collaborative onsite process with input from the community and future faculty and staff.

ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management were followed throughout the design and purchasing for this new facility. Data compiled through Portfolio Manager help the school ensure that it maximizes the use of its energy resources.


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

  • Publish articles in local media, school newsletter and posting on the school's Web site.

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

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

    "North Star Elementary is proud to be recognized as a school with superior energy management.  Thanks to the efforts of all our North Star staff, we are modeling the importance of energy conservation for our students. Thanks so much to everyone for helping us stay the course and reminding us of the importance of being energy efficient."
    -- Andrea Lanciault, Principal, North Star Elementary School

    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 (75)
    2009 (91)
    2010 (86)
    2011 (93)
    2012 (90)
    2013 (89)
    2014 (91)
    2015 (94)
    2016 (96)

    Facility Type: K-12 School

    Total Floorspace: 59685 sf

    Year Constructed: 2005

    Contract Type: Multiple Vendor Contracts
    Financing Type: Public Bond

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