SAISD Reduces Energy Use by 30 Percent and Extends Energy Conservation Partnership with Cenergistic
November 22, 2019
Thanks in part to a 30 percent reduction in energy use, San Angelo ISD has announced it will extend its energy conservation program with Cenergistic, a nationwide energy optimization company.
Since the program’s inception in December 2014, SAISD has managed to significantly cut its utility spending and create a culture of sustainability among students and staff.
“The continued success of this program is a major reason for our decision to renew,” said SAISD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jeff Bright. “Seeing such massive reductions in both utility bills and energy consumption allows us to free up funding and pave the way as a leader in sustainability.”
SAISD personnel work closely with Cenergistic engineers, experts and Energy Specialists to audit and optimize energy-using systems across the district to achieve peak efficiency. The Specialists track energy consumption at all facilities to identify and correct areas that need immediate attention. Savings are calculated using third-party energy-accounting software.
In the six years since implementation, the carbon emissions avoided from the energy program equate to approximately 69 million miles driven or the energy use of 9,900 houses in a year. Additionally, 25 district buildings have performed well enough against their national peers to gain ENERGY STAR® certification.
“Working with a company like Cenergistic has dramatically reduced our energy consumption and become critical to our continued financial success,” said Dr. Bright. “We are excited about how the District has really embraced this program, and how our staff has supported the efforts to conserve energy.”
Since 1986 Cenergistic has helped 1,400+ K-12 districts, institutions of higher education, governments and health care facilities find $5.4 billion and counting in hidden electricity, natural gas and water savings by applying advanced software platform and sustainability-as-a-service solutions. Organization leaders can reduce utility spending by 20–30 percent annually with no capital investment while improving the comfort and quality of building environments. For more than a decade, Cenergistic has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year or Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence. To learn more, visit www.cenergistic.com.