Reduction of Energy Consumption

Health and Safety Code 388.005(b)–(e)


Energy or Water Conservation Measures

  1. Insulation of a building structure and systems within the building.
  2. Storm windows or doors, caulking or weather stripping, multiglazed windows or doors, heat absorbing or heat reflective glazed and coated window or door systems, or other window or door system modifications that reduce energy consumption.
  3. Automatic energy control systems, including computer software and technical data licenses.
  4. Heating, ventilating, or air-conditioning system modifications or replacements that reduce energy or water consumption.
  5. Lighting fixtures that increase energy efficiency.
  6. Energy recovery systems.
  7. Electric systems improvements.
  8. Water-conserving fixtures, appliances, and equipment or the substitution of nonwater-using fixtures, appliances, and equipment.
  9. Water-conserving landscape irrigation equipment.
  10. Landscaping measures that reduce watering demands and capture and hold applied water and rainfall, including:
    1. Landscape contouring, including the use of berms, swales, and terraces; and
    2. The use of soil amendments that increase the water-holding capacity of the soil, including compost.
  11. Rainwater harvesting equipment and equipment to make use of water collected as part of a storm-water system installed for water quality control.
  12. Equipment for recycling or reuse of water originating on the premises or from other sources, including treated municipal effluent.
  13. Equipment needed to capture water from nonconventional, alternate sources, including air conditioning condensate or graywater, for nonpotable uses.
  14. Metering or related equipment or systems that improve the accuracy of billable-revenue-generation systems.
  15. Alternative fuel programs resulting in energy cost savings and reduced emissions for local government vehicles, including fleet vehicles.
  16. Programs resulting in utility cost savings.
  17. Other energy or water conservation-related improvements or equipment, including improvements or equipment related to renewable energy or nonconventional water sources or water reuse.

Education Code 51.927(a)–(d), (k); Local Gov't Code 302.001(4)

Performance Bond

Contract Term


  1. Under a lease/purchase contract that has a term not to exceed 20 years from the final date of installation and that meets federal tax requirements for tax-free municipal leasing or long-term financing;
  2. With the proceeds of bonds; or
  3. Under the contract with the provider of the energy or water conservation measures that has a term not to exceed the lesser of 20 years from the final date of installation or the average useful life of the energy or water conservation or usage measures.

Education Code 51.927(g)–(g-1)

Cost Savings

Contract Procurement

Education Code 51.927(g-1), (i)


Energy Usage Report

Light Bulbs

  1. Is compatible with the light fixture;
  2. Uses the fewest watts for the necessary luminous flux or light output; and
  3. Is the most cost-effective, considering the factors described above.

Education Code 51.9271

Recycling Program

  1. In cooperation with the comptroller or the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) establish a program for the separation and collection of all recyclable materials generated by the entity's operations, including, at a minimum, aluminum, steel containers, aseptic packaging, polycoated paperboard cartons, high-grade office paper, and corrugated cardboard;
  2. Provide procedures for collecting and storing recyclable materials, provide containers for recyclable materials, and provide procedures for making contractual or other arrangements with buyers of recyclable materials;
  3. Evaluate the amount of recyclable material recycled and modify the recycling program as necessary to ensure that all recyclable materials are effectively and practicably recycled; and
  4. Establish educational and incentive programs to encourage maximum employee participation.

Health and Safety Code 361.425

Certificate of Mold Remediation




Weatherford College



DATE ISSUED: 12/5/2019