Northwest Elementary School
1769 Pikeville-Princeton Hwy
Pikeville, NC 27863
Northwest Elementary School serves approximately 910 Kindergarten through 5th grade students annually in Pikeville, NC. It was built in 1991 and underwent renovations to incorporate eight additional classrooms in 1999.
In 2003, Wayne County Public Schools entered into a strategic partnership with Energy Education Inc., an energy conservation consulting firm, to implement energy saving measures. An energy manager was hired to head up the school's energy conservation efforts. Through building audits, the team identified several energy saving measures.
In 2006, the team installed a more efficient cooling tower. In 2009, a new chiller was installed, and the lighting throughout the school was upgraded to T-8 fixtures. Plumbing valves were changed out to achieve fewer gallons per flush, and the HVAC digital controls with offsite monitoring capabilities for the school were upgraded.
The equipment upgrades were made available through a performance contract that was overseen by the school's Maintenance Department and Trane Corporation. Through routine preventative maintenance, the Maintenance Department has been able to ensure that all air filters are changed on a regular basis and that all lighting and time clocks are working properly, increasing the building's energy savings.
Not only has Northwest Elementary School increased its energy efficiency through physical building upgrades, it has also addressed the potential savings that can be met through behavioral changes. The team has educated its staff on more energy-efficient ways they can operate their classrooms while maintaining the comfort and learning experience of their students.
By both improving equipment efficiency and involving the building occupants in energy saving efforts, Northwest Elementary School earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance.
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Wayne 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.
Wayne County Public Schools
Energy Education, Inc.
Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
Facility Type: K-12 School
Total Floorspace: 120668 sf
Year Constructed: 1991
Contract Type: None
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