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Energy & Environment Management

Manuel D. Menchaca

Manuel D. Menchaca


(956) 473-7984



Develop and administer energy and environmental management programs including accountability for the energy consumption at every level, while providing a healthy working environment for our students and staff. The department follows all City, State, and Federal regulations on environmental compliance issues and conducts indoor air quality assessments to minimize environmental hazards.

The United Independent School District continues to work on energy savings programs such as the SECO LoneStar Program to upgrade our facilities improving their energy efficiency. These improvements combined with our energy management systems contribute to the reduction of energy consumption by the school district. The school district estimated 2014-2015 electrical consumption of 60,000,000 KWh is less than the 2007-2008 benchmark school year even considering the increase in facility areas and student population.

The Department is composed of five groups.

  1. The HVAC maintenance team. They work on corrective maintenance work orders.
  2. The HVAC PM team. They work on preventive maintenance work orders.
  3. The EMS team. They manage the HVAC energy usage at each campus as well as monitor the operating state of the HVAC systems.
  4. The dispatcher. She receives our customer calls, prepares the work orders, and forwards them to the corresponding group.
  5. The environmental officer. She ensures that all the facilities comply with environmental regulations as well as attends to incidents which could affect such regulations.



Name Position Email Phone
Manuel D. Menchaca Director (956) 473-7930
Juan B. Leza Energy & Environment Manager (956) 473-7941
Lizette Vidaurri Environmental Officer (956) 473-7937
Elsa Torres Office Clerk (956) 473-7984
Sandra Martinez Purchasing Clerk (956) 473-7965
Ramiro Ramirez III HVAC Supervisor (956) 473-7985
Jose R. Hinojosa Jr. HVAC Supervisor (956) 473-7993
Raul Davila III EMS Technician (956) 473-7954
Sergio Soliz EMS Technician (956) 473-7954
Fred Riojas EMS Technician (956) 473-7954
Frank Gutierrez EMS Technician (956) 473-7954
Fernando E. Reyes Jr. Dispatcher (956) 473-7964


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