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Harlan Rowe Junior High School
1 Pennsylvania Ave.
Athens, PA 18810
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Harlan Rowe Junior High School, part of the Athens Area School District, is a 105,000-square-foot facility that educates more than 300 students a year. Constructed in 1973, the school underwent several modifications and upgrades in order to increase its energy efficiency through simple measures such as setting thermostat points; installing compact fluorescent lights, lighting timers, and outdoor lighting controls; performing a comprehensive audit of the building's energy use; and educating students and staff about energy-efficient practices.  Through tracking energy data and identifying opportunities to increase energy efficiency, Harlan Rowe Junior High School has saved $61,000 in operating costs since its baseline year of 2005-2006 and prevented more than 300 metric tons of carbon emissions.

The Athens Area School District has committed to improving its energy efficiency with the help of Energy Education, Inc. and the ENERGY STAR program.  Energy Education provides guidance and staff support to help develop and implement energy efficiency policies and practices, all while using no-cost tools and resources from ENERGY STAR to achieve a greater level of performance.


-- Monthly utility consumption reports to the superintendent and directors.
-- Reports sent to principals/directors detailing the results of facility inspections.
-- Semi-annual reports to the School Board of Education.


"Our goal was simple, yet challenging: Dramatically reduce our energy consumption and therefore the cost of our utilities without affecting the comfort of our schools and classrooms or our educational goals. I am pleased to report our efforts are succeeding and we are realizing significant financial savings."

-- Doug Ulkins, Superintendent, Athens Area School District

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Athens Area School District 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:*
Athens Area School District

Property Manager:*
Energy Education Inc

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (75)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 105880 sf

Year Constructed: 1973

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions