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Purposes and Goals of TEMA

  • To serve publicly-funded institutions: public schools, hospitals, state and local governments, and public institutions of higher learning by providing training in energy management and program design.
  • To establish the highest standard of ethics and efficiency in energy management methods and practices for the needs of the State of Texas.
  • To provide a consolidation of experience, knowledge and interest in the field of energy management.
  • To serve as an instrument for the dissemination of information related to energy management or the administration of energy management.
  • To share strategies for the financing and implementation of energy efficiency.
  • Ultimately, to save energy and Texas taxpayer money!

History of TEMA

A survey was conducted in early 2008 among ISD Superintendents and Energy Managers in the state of Texas to measure interest in having a professional association for those responsible for energy management, focused on training, disseminating information and providing resources needed for increased energy efficiency. An overwhelming number of participants responded positively.

A steering committee composed of energy managers from six independent school districts across the state, along with representatives from the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) and a few others who work with schools in energy management, met throughout the year to plan the formation of an association. By the end of 2008, TEMA was incorporated as a Texas non-profit corporation.

The six energy managers became the initial Board of Directors for the new Texas Energy Managers Association (TEMA). They were:

  • Rebecca Cordeiro de Peredo - Spring Branch ISD
  • Bruce Dschuden - Northside ISD
  • Larry Harvey - Garland ISD
  • Victor Melton - Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
  • Glen Rhoden - Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
  • Cesar Trevino - United ISD        

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Texas Energy Managers Association
PO Box 769
Georgetown, TX 78627

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