Energy Management

Department Contact:

Danny Helm


(682) 867-7655


The single most expensive commodity purchased by the AISD is energy. It is our goal, in fact our charge, to consume energy as efficiently as is possible without creating a negative impact on the learning environment.  We as a district can only succeed by involving all of the students, faculty, staff, and administration in our energy conservation efforts.

The Plant Services department is responsible for developing and implementing guidelines to manage our consumption of electricity, natural gas and water. A major tool is the  computerized Energy Management System (EMS). This system permits us to monitor and control the air conditioning systems in the majority of the district's facilities.

It is not our intent to adversely affect the indoor environment or personal health of our customers.   Use all the energy you need, but do not waste it.  Remember, no reduction in energy use is too small to capture, so please when possible, turn off lights; close exterior doors and windows; turn off computers, printers, and office equipment when they are not needed; and report water leaks and dripping faucets to the Plant Services Department.

If you have any questions or ideas at any time, please contact the Energy Manager.


Energy Management Awards Ceremony

This year’s Energy Management Awards Ceremony was held May 21st, 2018 at 5:00p.m. at the Professional Development Center. The ceremony is held to honor our Energy Committee Members and their amazing achievements throughout the year. Their participation in this year’s competition, was amazing. During our three competitions this year the district saved 2,833,770 kWh's of electricity.  That is a 50% reduction in electrical usage over our normal operation! WOW! Way to go! A major factor in controlling electrical consumption is human behavior and these wonderful people help reinforce, encourage and promote habits that will continue to lower and maintain our current usage helping to continue our savings into the future.

Congratulations to Short ES this year's overall competition winner!!  Way to go Short!

Overall Energy Competition Winner - Short Elementary


Awards Presentation

For PowerPoint version of the slide show click here to download


5th Annual Super Saver Fun Run

Front Runner Teams! Adams (60) & Rankin (71)

Rankin Elementary School 5K Team! Congratulations on winning the Largest Team Trophy!



Spring Break Competition

Wood Elementary School took 1st Place again saving over 73%!

Carter Junior High came in 2nd Place saving almost 70%

Ditto Elementary School came in 3rd Place saving over 69%

Winter Break Competition

Wood Elementary School took 1st Place again saving over 68%!

Bailey Junior High came in 2nd Place saving 66%

Starrett Elementary School came in 3rd Place saving over 60%

Thanksgiving Break Competition Winner
Wood Elementary School (Saved 77%)
Wood Elementary School wins Thanksgiving Break Energy Competition by saving 77%!

At our most recent committee meeting we were so pleased to be able to provide committee t-shirts for our members in appreciation for all they do! Everyone looks great in their shirts! Remember, "You Have the Power" to make a difference on your campus!
Energy Committee members received their t-shirts on Tuesday November 7th.

We were very happy to announce that with the huge success of our annual Super Saver 5k Fun Run the Steering Committee increased the size of our Energy Grants this year from $100 to $150!  These grants go towards funding energy awareness initiatives, such as providing rewards for energy awareness activities at the building level.  We only have funding for 20 grants so please don't delay in turning in your application for Steering Committee approval.

2017-2018 Energy Grants

Our fifth annual Supersaver 5k Fun Run will be on Saturday April 21st, 2018 at River Legacy Park. Save the date now!  If you know of anybody that might be interested in sponsoring our 5k race please have them call me at 682-867-7655 or email me at 

Good News! Our Annual Energy Savings Competition received new life this year! We will be rolling out a new “Digital Report Card” to replace the one we have used in the past. They will be emailed to you once a month around the 10th and will be viewable online anytime. Also new this year is the ability to track your competition points online! Please remember to email any building energy saving activities to by March 31st! We will be having 3 holiday competitions this year; Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and Spring Break. Please see the "Points System" link for a more detailed explanation.


Name Role Telephone
Danny Helm Energy Manager (682) 867-7655
Tricia Alford Energy Specialist (682) 867-7601
Shauna DiBella Energy Clerk/Scheduling Inquiries  (682) 867-7646
Energy Idea Send us your energy saving ideas