Fort Bend ISD is partnering with Cenergistic, an energy conservation company, in order to help the District save energy and reduce operational costs. The partnership comes at no cost to Fort Bend ISD, and it is estimated that Fort Bend ISD will save at least $1.5 million in the first year.
In November, the FBISD Board of Trustees approved a contract with Cenergistic to assist in the implementation of the District’s Energy Plan, which outlines long-range strategies for reducing energy use in the District. Through the partnership, Fort Bend ISD and Cenergistic will be working with all employees to create a culture of energy conservation through an initiative known as “FBISD Unplugged.”
“By changing mindsets, attitudes and habits, we know that we will be able to affect real change in Fort Bend ISD, allowing us to save energy and reduce costs,” said Dr. Charles Dupre, Fort Bend ISD Superintendent of Schools.
“Most importantly, FBISD Unplugged will allow Fort Bend ISD to focus our limited financial resources where they are needed most: with the students of our District.”
Beginning this spring, Cenergistic will help FBISD identify and implement energy-saving strategies throughout the 170 square mile District.
Energy Specialist Positions:
To assist with the implementation of “FBISD Unplugged,” Cenergistic will hire five Energy Specialists. These positions are self-funding, and no new budgeted funds are required by FBISD to pay for these positions. Through the partnership with Cenergistic, the company will be paid a portion of actual savings achieved.
An informational meeting on these open positions will be held Thursday, Jan. 25, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the FBISD Administration Annex, 3119 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land.