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Manning Oaks ES
405 Cumming ST
Alpharetta, GA 30004
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Manning Oaks Elementary School exemplifies a well-designed and constructed building that is operated in a conscientious manner. Manning Oaks is one of 19 high performance elementary schools that have opened in Fulton County School System since 1997. The foundation for Manning Oaks's outstanding energy performance is a building design that incorporates best practices in all building systems, ranging from building envelope to lighting to heating ventilation, air-conditioning, and controls. The building designers, Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, in partnership with Spurlock and Associates, are committed to adopting proven, cost-effective energy efficiency strategies. Manning Oaks efficient building systems are further assisted by the sustainable manner in which the school community operates the buildings. Staff from the Principal to the custodians and students are increased their awareness of energy use and participation in energy conservation since the school earned its first ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance in early 2009. Their efforts are reflected in the school's energy performance score increasing from 75 in January 2009 to 83 in November 2009.  The school's efforts help ensure that lights are turned off in unoccupied areas and HVAC systems are only operated when required for building activities.

Manning Oaks Elementary School is one of 41 school buildings in Fulton County School System to earn the ENERGY STAR since 2008. This remarkable commitment to energy efficiency applies to both new and existing buildings. In addition to building efficient new schools such as Manning Oaks Elementary School, Fulton County School System has renovated several schools using funding from a Special Local Option Sales Tax. The renovations have incorporated many of the same best practices applied to the new schools, including technologies such as high efficiency water source heat pumps, variable volume pumping, desiccant-based energy recovery units for outside air supplies, variable volume air supply systems, occupancy sensors, day-lighting, reflective roof surfaces, and bi-polar ionization air treatment to improve indoor air quality while controlling the amounts outside air requiring heating or cooling. In 2000, the school system completed a system-wide lighting retrofit that converted all fluorescent lighting from magnetically ballasted T-12 lamps to high efficiency electronically ballasted T-8 lamps replaced most of the incandescent lighting with T-8 or compact fluorescent lamps.

Fulton County Schools is committed to good stewardship of natural resources and the taxpayers funding through the operation of efficient buildings while maintaining high levels of building occupant comfort.


-- Interview for the local county TV channel.
-- School news release during National Energy Awareness month highlighting the school.
-- Highlighted during the Superintendent's report.
-- Presentation of the ENERGY STAR plaque to the school.



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

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2009 (75)
2010 (87)
2011 (87)
2012 (84)
2013 (86)
2014 (89)
2015 (91)
2016 (92)
2017 (93)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 102973 sf

Year Constructed: 1998

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant