Fort Worth Independent School District

Fort Worth Independent School District

With more than 84,000 students in 82 elementary schools, 24 middle schools and 6th grade centers, 21 high schools and 16 other campuses, Fort Worth Independent School District enjoys a diverse student population and strong community partnerships. Under the leadership of the superintendent and the Board of Education, the District is undergoing a series of initiatives that will redesign, transform and revitalize Fort Worth ISD Schools and bring the district closer to realizing their mission of preparing all students for success in college, career and community leadership.

Since 2016, Fort Worth ISD has saved over 513 million kBtu, the equivalent of 60,437 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions being prevented, 12,591 cars removed from the road or 1,549,668 pine trees grown for 10 years. The district has also earned ENERGY STAR certification for 119 buildings.

In October 2016, Fort Worth ISD took proactive steps to reduce the amount of money spent on utilities by adopting a policy of energy conservation and entering into a partnership with Cenergistic, a leading energy and sustainability solutions provider. As part of this initiative the district has committed to achieve a 20% reduction in energy intensity by 2023. Plans to achieve this reduction commitment include installing over 800 Ecobee Wi-Fi thermostats, replacing 117 gym rooftop units at elementary schools, converting kitchen and parking lot lighting to LED and implementing behavioral changes by staff and students. A team of on-site Energy Specialists conduct energy audits, oversee equipment and operational schedules and work to improve energy use behaviors. This team also tracks energy consumption and analyzes energy use, so they can quickly identify areas that need immediate attention.

Fort Worth ISD is dedicated to driving energy savings to improve the environment and save money organization-wide. Each dollar saved through conservation is an additional dollar reserved for the classroom.

Challenge Commitment
13.3Million Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress