Pasadena Independent School District of Texas

Pasadena Independent School District of Texas

Located just outside Houston, Texas, Pasadena Independent School District serves approximately 55,000 students in 65 schools in southeast Harris County. The district began as a one-room school house in 1898, today it is a large urban district employing 7,650 employees. Through positive community and business support, the district provides a menu of post-secondary, technical and specialized opportunities that prepare students for higher education and adaptable workplace environments.

Since 2018, Pasadena ISD has saved 49,872,330 KBTU, the equivalent of 7,620 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions being prevented, 1,588 cars removed from the road or 195,387 pine trees grown for 10 years.

In February 2019, Pasadena 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 from a 2018 baseline.

Plans to achieve this reduction commitment include replacing outdated equipment, lighting upgrades and behavioral changes by staff and students.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.

Pasadena ISD is committed to be a leader in energy conservation and allowing funds to stay where they need them – in the classroom.


Buildings Challenge Commitment
10Million Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Goal Achieved 23%vs. Baseline