Pasadena Independent School District of Texas: 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. Pasadena Independent School District's portfolio consists of more than 70 buildings and 10 million square feet. Pasadena Independent School District has improved energy performance by 20% from a 2018 baseline, acheiving their goal of 20% by 2023. Pasadena ISD Administration is dedicated to the success of their district-wide energy program and is implementing new plans to drive behavioral changes among staff and students. They have also completed lighting retrofits across all properties and are working to replace outdated equipment throughout the district.

*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. Pasadena Independent School District has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at 59 of its properties. There are 6 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. Pasadena Independent School District's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 100 to 175 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2018. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.