Humble ISD supports a very active and aggressive Energy Management Program
Humble ISD Energy Management Mission
- is committed to the conservation of energy and natural resources.
- will operate facilities that provide students and staff members a comfortable, safe, and healthy environment.
- will improve energy efficiency and increase energy savings through energy - conservation measures and optimal usage of systems.
- will promote the importance of energy conservation.
- buildings will be operated in accordance with the Energy Conservation Policy.
Bayou City Gets Dark on 'Lights Out'
The Seventh Annual LightsOut Houston event will be Thursday April 24th at 10 pm. April 24th will mark the day that Houston gets smart and goes dark, reducing non-essential electricity use by switching off the lights. We are requesting your participation as an industry leader to keep the momentum going!
Turning off the lights is a simple way to save and an easy response to an environmental and a fiscal concern. By regularly turning off the lights at night and on the weekends, Houstonians could be capturing more than $3 MILLION in energy savings.
CenterPoint Energy awarded Humble ISD with a check for more than $70,000 for energy efficiency projects implemented in 2008 through the Schools Conserving Resources (SCORE) Program. The SCORE Program is offered by CenterPoint Humble ISD. Energy to select school districts. It helps school districts by facilitating a focused approach to using energy more efficiently. Humble ISD joined the SCORE Program in 2006. Since then, the district has increased its efforts to identify and implement energy saving measures. Thus far, Humble ISD has received more than $200,000 from CenterPoint for its efforts. High efficiency lighting, high efficiency chillers, pollution reducing boilers and temperature controls are just some of the measures that have been implemented in Humble ISD.
In 1997, an Energy Conservation Task Force was formed to study methods for Humble ISD to conserve energy and reduce operating costs for the future.
The Energy Conservation Task Force submitted a proposed policy to the Humble ISD School Board on January 13, 1998 which was subsequently approved by the Board. This approval marked a new era for Humble ISD in which energy conservation was not just a good idea, it was a District Policy. (See District Policy CL (Local) for more information).
In addition, the task force identified several projects that would save a significant amount of energy in addition to reducing the amount the District spends on energy. These projects were coordinated with Reliant Energy HL&P to capitalize on various demand-side management incentives. These projects included energy efficient lighting, variable speed motor drives, thermal energy storage and direct digital control upgrades.