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Reid Park Elementary
4108 West Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28208
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For 16 years, Reid Park Elementary has been efficient in its use of energy. The school's energy usage today is essentially the same as it was when the school opened in 1994 with a footprint of 84,268 square feet. In 2008, temporary space was added, bringing the total square footage to 87,292 square feet. Despite the increase, Reid Park's usage has remained virtually constant.


Foresighted planning and construction made the initial energy savings possible. Reid Park was ahead of its time when it was built, with ample daylight for the classrooms, dual switching for the T-8 lamps, and a basic direct digital control (DDC) system. Today, the school continues to be energy efficient, thanks to good design and astute maintenance and custodial services.


Vigilance by the school staff has also kept Reid Park among the top performing buildings in the nation. Students and staff are aware of energy consumption and use the school's design features to reduce consumption wherever possible. There is a designated energy coordinator (a staff member) who works with building services to monitor the school's energy use. Students serve as energy monitors, making sure that lights and computers are turned off when a classroom is vacated.




"Earning the ENERGY STAR is significant, not just for Reid Park and CMS, but for the whole community. As a school district, we have the opportunity to lead the way on wise and sustainable use of resources. Our conservation of resources can have a substantial impact."

-- Peter Gorman, Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education 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:*
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

Property Manager:*
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2009 (94)
2010 (94)
2011 (94)
2013 (94)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 91113.11 sf

Year Constructed: 1994

Contract Type: Internal Resources

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning