Energy Management

Energy Management

Department Contact:

Danny Helm

Manager

(682) 867-7655
dhelm@aisd.net

Overview


The AISD Energy Management Team would like to congratulate the 39 campuses that received the Energy Star Certification from the EPA! The work that you all do to save energy in your buildings is the key to proudly saying, “We are an Energy Star Certified Campus”! Thank you for all of your hard work over the years since the energy committee began to strive for campus participation in the Turn-if-off campaign. We hope to have 15 more buildings certified by 2020! Please click on the Energy Star logo below for a full list of certified buildings. You are all the TRUE Energy Stars!

 

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.

Announcements

DON'T MISS OUT: Energy Activity Fund

We were very happy to announce that with the huge success of our annual Super Saver 5k Fun Run the Steering Committee was able to keep the grants at $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. *Guidelines and applications are available on the Energy Committee Page*

Energy Savings Competition - Oct 1st thru April 30th

Great news! Once again our Annual Energy Savings Competition received new life this year! You will still be receiving your “Digital Report Card”. They will be emailed to you once a month around the 10th and will be viewable online anytime. Don't forget to track your competition points online...this year we have a participation point champion! Please remember to email any building energy saving activities to energycompetition@aisd.net by April 30th! We will be having 2 holiday competitions this year; Thanksgiving Break and Spring Break. *Please see the "Points System" link on the Energy Competition page for a more detailed explanation.*

SAVE THE DATE: 6th Annual Super Saver Fun Run

Our 6th Annual Supersaver 5k Fun Run will be on Saturday April 13th, 2019 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 dhelm@aisd.net. 

2017-2018 Energy Management Awards Ceremony

Last 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; last year's overall competition winner!!  Way to go Short!

Overall Energy Competition Winner - Short Elementary

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!

CLICK HERE FOR FINAL RACE RESULTS

 CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES OF THE RACE

Contacts

Name Role Telephone
Danny Helm Energy Manager (682) 867-7655
Tricia Alford Energy Specialist (682) 867-7601
Shauna Alderman Energy Clerk/Scheduling Inquiries  (682) 867-7646
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