- Custodial & Maintenance Operations//
- Energy Management
Energy Management Information
Conroe ISD Utilities Use and Cost 2021-2022
9/1/2021 – 8/31/2022
Electricity Use: 129,469,216 kWh
Electricity Cost: $13,549,663
Natural Gas Use: 100,583 Mbtu
Natural Gas Cost: $860,932
Propane Use: 2850 Gallons
Propane Cost: $11,503
Water Building Use: 166,406,588 Gallons
Water Irrigation Use: 39,440,511 Gallons
Water Building and Irrigation Total Use: 205,847,099
Water Cost: $2,105,530
Total Utility Cost: $16,527,628
Conroe ISD Energy & Economy Practices
To ensure Conroe ISD’s students are successful, the Energy Management Department, PROMISES to make every effort to conserve both natural and financial resources; by operating our facilities in the most efficient manner possible.
To accomplish this, the Energy Management team implements occupied schedules for the HVAC systems that begin one hour before the first bell and end one hour before dismissal each school day. The district maintains temperature set points of 68 and 75 degrees, to ensure consistency across all facilities. Special activities and events, outside of normal operating hours, are requested through the district’s online scheduling system, FS Direct. During school breaks, such as the summer and district holidays, the Energy Management team implements an occupied run time of five hours to remove humidity and the potential for mold growth.
The Energy Management and HVAC team, work hand in hand to support the needs of the district. All hot and cold room calls that are submitted, either by phone or work order, are routed to the Energy Management team for an initial review. This practice not only helps to address concerns that may be system based, but it also helps to reduce the number of work orders our technicians respond to daily. This reduction in responses by the technician ultimately aids in reducing diesel and gasoline fuel consumption.
The Energy Management team also conducts Energy Audit walks monthly using a preventive maintenance work order. Each facility is reviewed physically a minimum of one time over the course of a fiscal year. The site visit is to ensure that all HVAC equipment is working at peak performance and the district’s best practices are implemented with fidelity. If the Energy Management team finds an issue with the HVAC equipment that is not allowing the unit to work a peek performance a work order is submitted to the HVAC department to address the issue. Additionally, the Energy Management Team will partner with campus administration and review their findings and work collaboratively with the campus to implement energy saving initiatives where applicable.