Austin Independent School District

Energy Savings Performance Contract and Energy Leadership Program


Contract Total


Annual Guaranteed Energy Savings

Sept 2020

Target Completion

Project Description

Austin ISD embraces sustainability as a driving force behind its mission to provide a comprehensive educational experience that is high quality, challenging, and inspires students to make a positive contribution to society. Following a competitive process, the District selected Performance Services to implement a district-wide Energy Leadership program to reduce energy and water consumption across the district, while also improving comfort levels throughout the schools.

The contract also includes an energy savings performance project (ESPC) impacting 10 buildings comprising 2.5 million square feet of district infrastructure. The project and program will result in guaranteed savings of $16,585,513 over 10 years. Improvements include high efficiency LED lighting, power conditioning, water conservation, and building automation controls with programming and optimization improvements. The Energy Leadership program is expected to reduce combined energy and water use by 15 percent. 

The new Energy Leadership Program will offer teacher and student engagement opportunities that will directly impact the sustainability mission.

Project Highlights

  • LED lighting
  • Power conditioning
  • Water conservation measures
  • Building automation upgrades
  • Energy Leadership program
  • Austin Energy Rebates of $268,248


Jim Adams, General Manager - TX

Jim Adams

General Manager - Texas

The Performance Services team has been very responsive to changing needs and requests. They have met timelines and been very flexible in the development of the project. All the Performance Services staff have been very professional.
Richard Shearman
Former Energy and Water Manager, Austin ISD