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ENERGY STAR Labeled Building Profile

100 N. Dupont Rd.
Wlimington, DE 19807
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The Wilmington Campus was built in 1960 and now houses the Cab Calloway School of the Arts, The Charter School of Wilmington, and James H. Groves High School.  These schools offer a comprehensive and challenging education for their respective students.  The Red Clay Consolidated School District completed extensive assessments to determine the needs of the campus to ensure that the facility continues to meet the needs of its varied programs.

An investment of 23.5 million dollars was required to complete all of the recommended renovations and additions to the Wilmington Campus.  The recommended renovations and additions took place in six major categories:  1) replacement of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning equipment and accessories; 2) renovations and upgrades to the classrooms, library, and science labs, and upgrades to the facility for ADA code compliance; 3) an electrical systems upgrade to support the new systems; 4) an upgrade of athletic facility bleachers; 5) installation of a sprinkler system; and 6) replacement of all original plumbing fixtures.

ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management were followed throughout the design and procurement phases for these major capital projects.  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's 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:

    "We are proud to be one of the schools earning the ENERGY STAR.  During the last 3 years, our school community has worked hard to conserve energy wherever we could do so.  It is as simple as turning off the lights every time one leaves a classroom or office, shutting down all electrical equipment before leaving for the day, keeping classroom doors closed when using heat or air conditioning, and using sunlight in lieu of classroom lights when feasible.  Our students and faculty have increased their level of awareness toward helping to preserve our environment.  This is a grass roots effort school-wide that started with energy conservation, and is now moving to a building-wide recycling effort, a goal we are embarking on as a school-wide community this fall."
    -- Julie Rumschlag, Dean/Principal, Cab Calloway/Wilmington Campus

    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 (95)
    2009 (77)
    2010 (76)
    2011 (75)
    2012 (78)
    2013 (81)
    2014 (82)

    Facility Type: K-12 School

    Total Floorspace: 267724 sf

    Year Constructed: 1960

    Contract Type: Multiple Vendor Contracts
    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