Fort Worth Independent School District: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 20%
Annual (2021)-8%

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Fort Worth Independent School District committed to achieve a 20% reduction in energy intensity by 2026 across their portfolio which consists of more than 140 buildings and 13 million square feet. The district is pleased to announce they have achieved this goal ahead of schedule and improved energy performance by 20% from a 2016 baseline by 2021. The district took proactive steps to reduce energy use by adopting a policy of energy conservation, installing Wi-Fi thermostats, completing LED lighting upgrades and implementing behavioral changes by staff and students.

*Energy consumption for all time periods was normalized to reflect occupancy levels during COVID-19 disruptions.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Fort Worth Independent School District has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 15% at 73 of its properties. There are 12 properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI. These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.


Property-level energy performance metrics, including EUI and percent improvement to date, are critical to track progress over time and identify opportunities for additional energy savings. Fort Worth Independent School District's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 75 to 125 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2016. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.