Recognized for District-wide efforts to establish responsible practices for energy management, Round Rock ISD was awarded Energy Program of the Year by the Texas Energy Managers Association during their annual conference this year.

The award honors an energy management program that is committed to sustainability and exemplifies what it takes to be a steward of energy management as a public entity, according to the organization. This is the first year that the organization has been presented to a public entity.

“We are proud to have innovative leaders in our energy department who seize opportunities to conserve and manage energy efficiently and effectively for our District,” Superintendent of Schools Steve Flores, Ph.D.  said. “Their efforts impact our students, staff, campuses, and facilities each day and we are grateful for their expertise and dedication to serving our community and taxpayers responsibly.”

Part of the award criteria included assessing how well an energy program exemplifies strong technical understanding but manages all of the challenges of an energy management program, getting support from various stakeholders and establishing internal and external partners, while implementing sound energy conservation strategies.