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ENERGY STAR Labeled Building Profile

139 E. Poston Road
Martinsville, IN 46151
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Poston Road Elementary serves approximately 425 students in Kindergarten through fifth grade and is part of the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville, IN. Built in 1957, the district added 12 classrooms, a library, a kitchen, and a multipurpose room in 1962.

The district introduced an energy plan at the start of the 2007-08 school year. Simple guidelines were initiated, such as shutting off unneeded lighting, removing non-essential electrical appliances in classrooms, and shutting off or unplugging all items not in use. Energy management controls and lighting retrofits have also contributed to energy savings.

Three schools in the district earned the ENERGY STAR in 2008, and seven were awarded the ENERGY STAR in 2009, including all three schools that repeated from 2008.  2010 has all seven again labeled and the High School now joins the list.


-- Monthly energy update reports to the Assistant Superintendent of Business. 
-- Reports sent to Principal detailing the results of facility inspections.
-- Newspaper coverage on presentation of ENERGY STAR.


"At Poston, we work very hard to conserve energy. All staff members are committed to reducing the amount of energy used by closing doors, tuning off lights, and eliminating unnecessary electronics. We are very proud to make a difference for both our corporation and our community."

-- Jill Vican, Principal, Poston Road Elementary

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):
2009 (86)
2010 (83)
2011 (86)
2012 (87)
2013 (85)
2014 (84)
2015 (82)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 47400 sf

Year Constructed: 1958

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
   Other Technologies/Strategies