Sheshequin Ulster Elementary School
PO Box 260
Ulster, PA 18850
Sheshequin Ulster Elementary School, part of the Athens Area School District, is a 24,000-square-foot facility that educates nearly 300 students a year. Constructed in 1959, the school underwent several modifications and upgrades in order to increase its energy efficiency through simple measures such as setting thermostat points, installing lighting timers and outdoor lighting controls, performing a comprehensive audit of the building's energy use, and educating students and staff about energy-efficient practices. Through tracking energy data and identifying opportunities to increase energy efficiency, Sheshequin Ulster Elementary School has saved $26,000 in operating costs since its baseline year of 2005-2006 and prevented more than 100 metric tons of carbon emissions.
-- Monthly utility consumption reports to the superintendent and directors.
-- Reports sent to principals/directors detailing the results of facility inspections.
-- Semi-annual reports to the School Board of Education.
"Our goal was simple, yet challenging: Dramatically reduce our energy consumption and therefore the cost of our utilities without affecting the comfort of our schools and classrooms or our educational goals. I am pleased to report our efforts are succeeding and we are realizing significant financial savings."-- Doug Ulkins, Superintendent, Athens Area School District
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Athens Area 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.
Athens Area School District
Energy Education Inc
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Facility Type: K-12 School
Total Floorspace: 24497 sf
Year Constructed: 1959
Contract Type: None