Fort Worth ISD Energy Program

    Fort Worth ISD has taken a proactive step to reduce the amount of money the District spends on utilities by entering into a partnership with Cenergistic. For 32 years, Cenergistic has helped school districts and other educational organizations nationwide reduce energy consumption, allowing funds to stay in the classroom. Ultimately, the success of the energy program enables the District to save jobs and other valuable programs.

    • The comfort of students and educators is our #1 priority.
    • The program does not require the District to increase its utility budget, purchase new energy equipment or upgrade existing equipment.
    • It is financially risk-free.
    • This is an organizational behavior-based energy program and requires cooperation and participation.
    • This is not a short-term “green project.”  It’s a comprehensive, rigorous and sustainable energy program to help the District save money for years to come.



    To conserve energy and protect equipment, the air conditioning in your building is scheduled to come on one hour before the morning bell and go off 30 minutes before the afternoon bell.  After those hours, the building sets back to 85˚F for cooling and 55˚F for heating. This means the building should never get above 85˚F or below 55˚F. Also, air is scheduled off during holidays and breaks.

    If you have events/meetings at your building after hours or during holidays, please enter a work order in SchoolDude MaintenanceDirect two weeks prior and no more than one month out.

    When entering the work order, please include the following:

    1. School number and school name
      2.  Requester’s name
      3.  Name of the event
      4.  Room(s) needed
      5.  Date of the event
      6.  Start and end time of the event
      7.  Please submit the work order to Dept. 980 Energy Management System (EMS)

    On the day of the event, please perform a “walk-through” to ensure the air conditioning is working properly in the area to be used for the event.  If it is not, please call the energy specialist assigned to your building.




    Energy Specialists work throughout the District and are responsible for developing and monitoring the District’s energy management program for the purpose of reducing utility consumption.


    1.  Ashton started his career as an energy specialist over the summer of 2018, but is no stranger to working with people and equipment.  His previous employment has been customer service - oriented and hands - on.    His past experiences include owning / operating two small businesses and working for the University of Texas at Arlington as a business manager.   He is married with two beautiful daughters, Mae (11) and June (5).   



    2.  Melissa has five plus years of school district energy and facility management experience. She was employed with Burleson ISD for two years as the facility manager, and then as the energy specialist for two years. She started as the energy specialist at Fort Worth ISD in the summer of 2017. She and her husband, Chad, live in Burleson and have two boys, Aiden (13) and Bryson (11). In her spare time, she enjoys watching her boys play baseball, and traveling.



     3.  Ken was born and reared in South Fort Worth.  He began his career as an energy specialist in 2016 serving Fort Worth ISD. He was with Burleson ISD as a lead maintenance foreman for four years. Prior to that, Ken enjoyed operating his own business and working as a Texas professional real estate inspector for 17 years. During that time, he was also contracted as a FEMA disaster housing inspector, assessing property damages for disaster survivors around the country. Ken enjoys helping others, has an acute mechanical aptitude, and a passion to solve problems.  He now lives in Joshua, Texas and has been married for 25 years to his wife Mary, raising two children - Hailey and Will.  Both are off to college this year.  Outside of work, Ken loves boating, fishing, hunting, snow skiing, and watching baseball.


    4.  Sharon is a Fort Worth native. She has a B.A. in Anthropology, served four years in the United States Navy and has a varied background that includes both industrial and community welfare work.  Sharon joined Cenergistic in October of 2016. She is married and has three children.