MISD Utility & Energy Management
MISD’s energy conservation program has been recognized by the E.P.A. as a Partner of the Year every year since 2012. In 2017, the program was recognized as being the first school district to be honored by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality with an Environmental Excellence Award.
The single most expensive commodity purchased by MISD is energy. It is our goal to reduce consumption and conserve energy to the maximum amount possible while still providing comfortable buildings with adequate lighting. This can only be done with the assistance and cooperation of all district personnel. In the big picture, energy conservation is critically important to our nation and the environment. At the local level, every dollar we can save on energy is a dollar that can be spent for other district needs.
The Facilities Department is responsible for developing and implementing a program to manage the consumption of electricity, natural gas, and water on a long-term and short-term basis. Key to this goal is the Energy Management System that links the heating, ventilation and cooling systems of major buildings to a central computer. The EMS computer monitors both mechanical and other electrical systems in buildings.
Personal health and comfort should not be compromised in the name of energy conservation. Use all the energy you need but do not waste it.
MISD Energy Education Updates
In May 2012, the MISD Board of Trustees approved a partnership with Cenergistic (formally Energy Education), a firm whose mission is to help school districts reduce their overall utility usage and operations cost. Projected cost savings during this partnership will be approximately $18 million over a ten-year period.
MISD overall cost avoidance “savings” from June 2012 - January 2018: $8,754,270 (19.1% reduction) and counting.
Our conservation efforts have reduced CO2 output by 32,500 metric tons which is the equivalent of 6,771 cars taken off the road each year, the CO2 absorbed by 833,329 tree seedlings grown over a 10-year period.
Energy Star Certifications
Since 2006, MISD has used ENERGY STAR building certifications as a way of demonstrating our dedication to energy efficiency.
We’re proud of our partnership with ENERGY STAR, having received more building certifications than another other school district in the state of Texas.
2013 ENERGY STAR Leader Improvement Award
2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year (Sustained Excellence)
2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year (Sustained Excellence)
2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year (Sustained Excellence)
Energy Expenditures (by school term)