MISD Utility & Energy Management
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.
Usage & Cost Charts
Visit the links below to view the chart for utility usage and cost information by fiscal year.
Fiscal Year 2010
Fiscal Year 2011
Fiscal Year 2012
Fiscal Year 2013
Fiscal Year 2014
Fiscal Year 2015