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Seaford Elementary School
1105 Seaford Road
Seaford, VA 23696
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Seaford Elementary School is a 50,974 square-foot elementary school located in the Seaford area of York County. It was the second school building in the York County School Division (YCSD) to have a geothermal heating and air-conditioning system installed. Originally built in 1962, the roof and the entire heating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system were replaced during a major retrofit in 2001. Some of the retrofit improvements that were completed include:

In 2003, occupancy sensors were installed in the classrooms to turn off the lights when the rooms are unoccupied.


Seaford Elementary School has the distinguished honor of being the first elementary school building in the Commonwealth of Virginia to earn the ENERGY STAR for two consecutive years, 2006 and 2007. Personnel from many other school systems, architects, and professional engineers have toured this facility to observe high performance building measures in operation. The success of this school has been presented in sessions at various regional conferences. YCSD also participates in various Earth Day activities and EPA's ENERGY STAR Change a Light campaign.


"Today, Seaford Elementary students and staff enjoy better indoor air quality and additional space provided by the gymnasium. Maintenance staff reports that the geothermal heating and air-conditioning equipment has been extremely reliable. Compared with the average utility cost for schools in Virginia, which is approximately $1.25 per square foot per year, the YCSD school board is operating the building for only about $.70 per square foot per year."

-- Mark Tschirhart, Supervisor of Resources and Security, The York County School Division

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by York County School Division 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.

Building Owner:*
York County School Division

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2006 (77)
2007 (79)
2009 (98)
2010 (97)
2011 (97)
2012 (97)
2014 (97)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 58433 sf

Year Constructed: 1962

Contract Type: Single Turn-Key Contract
Financing Type: Public Bond

Technologies Used:
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions