GREEN TOWNSHIP ELEMENTARY
6275 Maple Grove Road
Martinsville, IN 46151
Foreseeing the need to reduce energy costs, the Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Martinsville began implementing energy management in 1989. Computer controls were installed to schedule the operation of heating and air conditioning units and maintain set temperatures in three of its18 facilities. Today, the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in nine facilities are controlled by computers at the Maintenance Department.
In 1996, the school district completed a lighting retrofit in all of its schools and buildings, changing T12 fluorescent lights to T8 lights, incandescent to halogen capsylites and compact fluorescents, exit lights to LEDs, and all ballasts to energy savers.
An energy policy and plan was introduced at the start of the 2007-08 school year, which included simple guidelines such as turning off unneeded lighting, removing non-essential electrical appliances from classrooms, and shutting off or unplugging all items not in use.
-- Energy updates to the Assistant Superintendent of Business.
-- Newspaper coverage on award recipients.
"Green Township Elementary is very excited to earn the ENERGY STAR, and it has been a pleasure achieving this status 2 years in a row. Students and staff have become more cognizance of energy conservation and are looking forward to earning the ENERGY STAR again in 2011."-- Roger Cazee, Principal, Green Township Elementary
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Metropolitan School District of Martinsville 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.
Metropolitan School District of Martinsville
Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
Facility Type: K-12 School
Total Floorspace: 37006 sf
Year Constructed: 1939
Contract Type: None
|Stage 3-Load Reductions|
|Stage 4-Fan Systems|
|Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant|