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Slate Run Elementary School
1452 Slate Run Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150
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Slate Run Elementary School has been in service of its community since 1943. Its building serves grades K-4 and houses almost 50,000 square feet. Slate Run hopes to create a feeling of family within its school. They promote what they call the "Two Life Rules": do the right thing and treat people right. This family atmosphere helps children to feel safe, comfortable, and happy in their learning environment.

In 2000, Slate Run joined in a corporation-wide push to intensify energy efficiency efforts with the addition of new modular boilers. This effort, encouraged and aided by school administration, accelerated the existing energy management practices of the corporation and included many exciting developments. Partnering with the ENERGY STAR program, all of the schools in the corporation began working to earn the ENERGY STAR individually. Slate Run earned its first ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance in 2008. This was the result of efforts such as remote scheduling of all of the air units, inside lighting, and outdoor parking and security lighting with the use of Andover Continuum, an integrated automation system. This system ensures equipment reliability, keeps operating costs down, and allows for efficient use of resources.

Technology was only one part of these improvements. Classroom energy audits identified areas that could be improved. The corporation began tracking utility bills in a new program, Metrix, and sending out monthly reports to building operators and administrators to promote constant awareness of energy usage. Student and staff education encouraged good habits such as turning off unused lights, unplugging unused electronics, and simple awareness of waste. These small but powerful actions are a part of everyday life in the New Albany Floyd County School Corporation. Through education and accountability, staff and students have become conditioned to these habits.

Slate Run Elementary School has found EPA's ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management to be extremely helpful in its goal of reducing the use of natural resources and avoiding expense to the corporation. In the spirit of progress, Slate Run and the other schools and buildings in the program are working toward the ultimate goal of ensuring an environmentally friendly corporation for the benefit of students, staff, and the community.






Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by New Albany Floyd County School Corporation 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:*
New Albany Floyd County School Corporation

Property Manager:*
New Albany Floyd County School Corporation

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (86)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 48906 sf

Year Constructed: 1963

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning