Energy Program Earns Cenergistic's Best-In-Class Recognition

“Weatherford ISD has created a stellar program,” said Dr. William S. Spears, CEO and Founder of Cenergistic. “Rising to the top in all the metrics — healthier, more efficient buildings; savings; and comfort, the district is truly Best-in-Class. Dr. Beau Rees and board, with other administration, faculty and staff members are to be commended for their leadership.”

The program delivers financial savings as well as environmental benefits from a reduced carbon footprint. Energy not used prevents the emission of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. According to EPA/EGrid figures, since the program began, Weatherford ISD has prevented carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to 28 million miles not driven or 190,000 pine trees grown for 10 years.

As an additional benefit of the Cenergistic program, this year Weatherford ISD earned 11 ENERGY STAR® Certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency. This recognition is presented to the most energy efficient buildings benchmarked against peers, and signifies the buildings are in the top 25%.

Schools earning the ENERGY STAR:

  • Austin Elementary
  • Crockett Elementary
  • Curtis  Elementary
  • Hall Middle School
  • Ikard  Elementary
  • Martin Elementary
  • Ninth Grade Center
  • Seguin Elementary
  • Tison Middle School
  • Weatherford High School
  • Wright Elementary

“In the 4 years since beginning the program, Weatherford ISD has benefitted from the savings, but even more importantly, today we have healthier, more efficient buildings — the best learning environment we can provide for our community, and that’s always our goal,” said Lori Boswell, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations.

Weatherford ISD’s comprehensive energy conservation program addresses energy use throughout the organization. Energy specialists track energy consumption at all campuses through state-of-the-art technology to identify and correct areas where energy is over-used. Eric Akins, the assigned Energy Specialist, works closely with district personnel as well as Cenergistic engineers and experts to continually optimize systems and schedules. Together they monitor energy use with advanced technology and shape energy-using practices through education — affecting how each person in the organization understands, uses and saves energy for years to come. The outcome is healthier, more efficient buildings using less energy — and lower related costs.