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100 W. 18th St.
Wilmington, DE 19802
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The staff of Evan G. Shortlidge Academy works to provide a nurturing, stimulating environment for its students. To perpetuate Shortlidge's tradition of excellence, Red Clay Consolidated School District spent 18 months evaluating all of its schools to ensure they are equipped to provide the highest level of education. Existing and future educational needs were identified for Shortlidge and recommendations were made for improvements.

The assessment of Shortlidge Academy indicated that an investment of 3.5 million dollars in renovations was needed. This included work in the following areas: 1) renovations of the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems to provide a comfortable environment conducive to learning; 2) electrical renovations to support new systems; 3) fire sprinkler system upgrades; 4) plumbing renovations to meet current codes; 5) renovations to the library, including new materials and equipment; and 6) miscellaneous interior improvements.

ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management were followed throughout the design and procurement phases of these major capital projects. As a result, the school earned the ENERGY STAR in 2008 for superior energy efficiency. Data compiled through 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 ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager with the school community.

  • Publish articles in the local media and school newsletter, and post information 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:

    "Shortlidge Academy staff and students have made a commitment to energy conservation by developing energy saving habits.  These habits include turning off class and restroom lights when leaving the area and turning off computers and monitors.  A special thank you is extended to the staff and students of Shortlidge Academy."
    -- Linda R. Thomas, Principal, Shortlidge Academy

    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 (81)
    2009 (94)
    2010 (88)
    2011 (85)
    2012 (85)
    2013 (86)
    2014 (92)
    2015 (93)
    2016 (96)

    Facility Type: K-12 School

    Total Floorspace: 69403 sf

    Year Constructed: 1961

    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