The operations staff maintains the equivalent of 700 homes with the average square footage of 2,000 square feet. They maintain 5,488 tons of air conditioning, which is equivalent to 1,830 homes with the average of 3 tons of air conditioning each.
The department is responsible for plumbing, electrical, licensing, permitting, and testing to keep the district certified and compliant in several areas of daily operation.
Monitors heating and cooling equipment for all district buildings to ensure they are working efficiently and within appropriate real-time temperature settings. Sets schedules of lighting and HVAC at after-hours events. Installs up-to-date energy saving equipment like LED lighting. Apply for Energy rebates. Monitor and track utility consumption and spending. Oversees the Campus Conservation Committees and student Green Teams.
Our goal is to have all campus meet EPA Energy Star ratings. As of the summer of 2012, Eanes Elementary, Bridge Point, Forest Trail and West Ridge have been awarded Energy Star plaques.