Park Elementary School
1209 Park Street
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Measures were taken to increase the school's overall energy performance across its HVAC and lighting systems. The older forced air heating system was replaced with a modern version utilizing modular boilers, efficient pumps, frequency drives, fans, booster coils, and air handling units. Other HVAC updates included adding new and efficient univents for individual classroom heating and cooling needs, installing a chiller for building cooling, and using occupancy sensors to control start-ups and shut-downs of classroom univents. The insulation was also improved at the building's perimeter, and the hot water loop temperatures are lowered whenever weather permits. The primary lighting upgrades consisted of replacing inefficient metal halide lamps with efficient T-8 fluorescent fixtures in the gym and reducing lighting through delamping.
In addition to these structural upgrades, Park Elementary maximized energy efficiency through smart operational strategies. Maintenance and custodial personnel reduce equipment run-times by adjusting HVAC schedules to meet actual staff needs. Staff also institutes full shut-downs of lights and heating during unoccupied times in the school schedule and controls start-ups and shut-downs of heating equipment during the "shoulder months" in spring and fall. Carpets are also only cleaned during mild weather, and fans and dehumidifiers are used to remove excess moisture. Unnecessary equipment is also shut down during non-school portions of the year.
With the help of these practices, the staff members at
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Middleton Cross Plains 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.
Energy Education, Inc.
Middleton Cross Plains Area School District
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Facility Type: K-12 School
Total Floorspace: 47021 sf
Year Constructed: 1965
Contract Type: None
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