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Osceola Middle School
526 SE Tuscawilla Ave
Ocala, FL 34471
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Osceola Middle School, part of the Marion County School System, was built in 1925. In 2005, the district adopted a comprehensive energy management strategy and partnered with Energy Education, Inc. with the goal of reducing utility costs throughout the district. The behavior-driven, comprehensive energy management program has resulted in significant energy and cost savings.

Although most of the savings at Osceola since 2005 have been achieved through behavioral practices, such as turning off lights and computers when not in use, mechanical retrofits and tune-ups have contributed to the school's increase in energy efficiency as well.  Lights throughout the district continue to be changed from the standard T-12 fluorescent fixtures to the more efficient T-8 fixtures.  Two of the school's buildings not tracked by the existing energy management system were added.  A sub-metering, Web-based monitoring system was added at this site to monitor electrical usage in the main buildings. Other technologies utilized include light timers and programmable thermostats in several areas that are not controlled by the Energy Management System (EMS).


Monthly usage reports are sent to Principals and administrators and are posted on the Marion County School District Web site.



Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Marion County Public Schools 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:*
Marion County Public Schools

Property Manager:*
Energy Education Inc.

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (87)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 100095.49 sf

Year Constructed: 1925

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Other Technologies/Strategies