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2916 Duncan Rd.
Wlimington, DE 19808
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The faculty and staff of Brandywine Springs Elementary School strive to help all students achieve academic excellence by providing the best teaching practices in a secure, loving environment.  Brandywine Springs reopened after more than 20 years to provide additional classroom space and advance the district's goal of providing K-5 elementary schools districtwide.  During an 18-month evaluation of all of its facilities, Red Clay Consolidated School District worked with the community to evaluate the existing building conditions and future educational needs of the school.

The facility was found to be in excellent condition.  During the assessment process, the only facility improvement recommended was to provide air-conditioning within the school auditorium and any additional support systems required.  The cost for this renovation was half a million dollars.

An ENERGY STAR partner since 2007, Red Clay Consolidated School District followed ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management throughout the design and completion of this major capital project.  As a result, the school earned the ENERGY STAR in 2008 for superior energy efficiency.  Data compiled through Portfolio Manager help school officials ensure that they maximize the use of their energy resources.


  • Share the "Statement of Energy Performance: Facility Summary" from ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager with the school community.

  • Publish articles in the local media, school newsletter and post information on the school's Web site.

  • Provide resources and data to teachers and students for use with class projects.

  • Present at faculty, parent and school board meetings.
  • Testimonial:

    "Brandywine Springs School is proud and honored to be recognized in our efforts to make energy savings a priority.  This effort is essential to contribute to reducing our carbon footprint while we save money.  Savings are good for all purposes.  Thank you for recognizing our staff, students and community led by Mr. Darin Kellam, our chief custodian, for the ENERGY STAR.  We are very appreciative."
    -- William F. Cooke, Principal, Brandywine Springs Elementary

    Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Red Clay Consolidated 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.

    Service Provider:
    Studio JAED Architects & Engineers

    Building Owner:*
    Red Clay Consolidated School District

    Property Manager:*
    Red Clay Consolidated School District

    Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
    2008 (80)
    2009 (84)
    2011 (100)

    Facility Type: K-12 School

    Total Floorspace: 138106 sf

    Year Constructed: 1958

    Contract Type: Single Turn-Key Contract
    Financing Type: Public Bond

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