Energy Star Schools

Greenbrier Primary and Western Branch Primary have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.

ENERGY STAR certified buildings are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy use that takes into account occupancy, hours of operation, and other key metrics. ENERGY STAR is the only energy efficiency certification in the United States that is based on actual, verified energy performance.  As part of the certification process, the school was inspected by a licensed professional engineer and verified to meet building code requirements for proper ventilation.

“We’re honored to earn ENERGY STAR status for both Greenbrier Primary School and Western Branch Primary School.  We appreciate the efforts of the Damuth Trane team and Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) School Plants employees involved in the efficiency gains,” said Dr. John Bailey, Director of School Plants for Chesapeake Public Schools. “Saving energy is just one of the ways we show our community that we’re committed to doing our part to create and maintain healthy learning environments while being good stewards of our operational budget.”

On average, ENERGY STAR certified buildings use 35 percent less energy, cause 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are less expensive to operate than their peers—all without sacrifices in performance or comfort.

For more information about ENERGY STAR for Buildings and Plants, visit