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School Street School
415 S. Virginia St
Goldsboro, NC 27530
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School Street School servers approximately 230 Kindergarten through 4th grade students annually.  Originally built in 1953, the school has undergone two renovations and an addition. 

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 the school's energy conservation efforts.  Through building audits, the team identified several energy saving measures.

In 2005, the lighting throughout the school was upgraded to T-8 fixtures, and the plumbing valves were replaced to reduce the amount of water used per flush. HVAC digital controls with offsite monitoring capabilities for the school were also incorporated.  In 2006, the team installed a high efficiency chiller, and in 2009, they installed a domestic water heater and high efficiency boiler, increasing the building's energy savings.

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 School Street 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, School Street 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.

Building Owner:*
Wayne County Public Schools

Property Manager:*
Energy Education, Inc.

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2009 (92)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 39790 sf

Year Constructed: 1953

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies