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ENERGY STAR Labeled Building Profile

109 E. Garfield Street
Martinsville, IN 46151
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Foreseeing the need to reduce energy costs, the Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Martinsville began implementing energy management in 1989. Computer controls were installed to schedule the operation of heating and air conditioning units and maintain set temperatures in three of its 18 facilities. Today, the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in nine facilities are controlled by computers at the Maintenance Department.

In 1996, the school district completed a lighting retrofit in all of its schools and buildings, changing T12 fluorescent lights to T8 lights, incandescent to halogen capsylites and compact fluorescents, exit lights to LEDs, and all ballasts to energy savers.

An energy policy and plan was introduced at the start of the 2007-08 school year, which included simple guidelines such as turning off unneeded lighting, removing non-essential electrical appliances from classrooms, and shutting off or unplugging all items not in use.


-- Sent monthly energy update reports to the Assistant Superintendent of Business. 

-- Sent reports to the Principal detailing the results of facility inspections.

-- Received newspaper coverage on presentation of ENERGY STAR.


"MSD of Martinsville works diligently throughout the year to eliminate unnecessary energy wastes.  West Middle School Staff members continue to be responsive to the District Manager Cindy Leap's energy saving ideas.  And, West is honored to have earned its third ENERGY STAR; recognition for the staff's sacrifices is greatly appreciated."

-- Suzie Lipps, Principal, West Middle School

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Metropolitan School District of Martinsville 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:*
Metropolitan School District of Martinsville

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (75)
2009 (86)
2010 (82)
2011 (84)
2012 (87)
2013 (84)
2014 (84)
2015 (90)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 130716 sf

Year Constructed: 1952

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant