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105 E. Highland Ave.
Wlimington, DE 19804
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The education offered at Richey Elementary School is designed to strengthen students' values and aspirations while providing a strong academic program.  An important facet of Richey's future is to help Red Clay Consolidated School District achieve its goal of providing districtwide K-5 elementary schools while continuing to offer the highest level of academics.  The district, along with administration, faculty, staff, and the community, recently completed a comprehensive evaluation of all of its school facilities to ensure that the district's final recommendations meet the present and future needs of each school.

Renovations for Richey Elementary School included the following items: 1) construction of additional classrooms, a gym, and a multipurpose room, as well as an upgrade to the library facility; 2) renovations to the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems; 3) electrical renovations to support new technological, environmental, and safety systems; 4) plumbing and fire sprinkler upgrades to meet current codes; and 5) repair or replacement of doors, the roof, and ceilings, as well as other miscellaneous improvements.  . 

ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management were followed throughout the design and purchasing for these major capital projects.  Data compiled through Portfolio Manager and its subsequent reports help the school ensure that these improvements maximize the use of its energy resources.


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

  • Publish articles in local media, school newsletter and posting on website.

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

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

    "As the Principal of Richey Elementary, I am proud and pleased to accept this award on behalf of our school community.  The staff and students work hard on a daily basis to conserve energy.  Turning off lights when we leave the room and closing classroom doors has become second nature for all of us."
    -- Dorothy Johnson, Principal, Richey 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)
    2010 (92)
    2011 (86)
    2012 (86)
    2013 (83)
    2015 (89)

    Facility Type: K-12 School

    Total Floorspace: 58598 sf

    Year Constructed: 1965

    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
       Other Technologies/Strategies