Irving ISD is proud to be one of five innovative North Texas entities recognized by TXU Energy as category winners in the 2023 TXU Energy Leadership Award Program. This program highlights corporate and non-profit leaders defining energy responsibility. 

Irving ISD was awarded the Leadership in Engagement honor. 

“This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who understands the importance of protecting our environment for a more sustainable and greener future,” says Dr. Andre Smith, Chief of Administrative Services for Irving ISD.

Irving ISD is going above and beyond to prepare our 31,000 students for a clean energy future. The district is home to Texas’ first net‐zero public school. Lady Bird Johnson Middle School provides a three‐dimensional learning space, giving students the opportunity to see energy-efficient design firsthand. The school includes an Energy Star‐rated kitchen, geothermal heat pump HVAC technology, solar panels, wind turbines and a rainwater harvesting system.

In addition, the district has also used more than $50,000 in TXU Energy Greenback Rebate dollars to install LED lighting, saving 300,000 kWh annually. TXU Energy and its parent company, Vistra, have also donated $35,000 in scholarship funds to help Irving ISD students continue their education.

“TXU Energy is proud to recognize this year’s winners and their commitment to a clean energy future,” said Gabe Castro, senior vice president of business markets for TXU Energy. “From cutting‐edge ideas to sustainable solutions, these companies and organizations are showing energy leadership in action. We are honored to be partners on this mission.”

The awards were announced in conjunction with the TXU Energy Summit held September 20 in Arlington. Learn about the winners here.