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Utility Management

The Utility Management (formerly Energy/Utility Management) Section of Physical Plant Operations is responsible for tracking utility usage at over 200 schools and administrative sites and implementing programs to reduce electricity, natural gas, water, and waste disposal costs for San Diego Unified School District.

photovoltaics at SpreckelsCurrently, the District averages $20 million in annual utility charges.  Utility Management is committed to effectively managing taxpayer funds by providing leadership in resource conservation efforts.  These efforts include strategies for reducing energy and water usage, increasing recycling levels, developing solar energy partnerships, creating educational resources, and supporting green initiatives (such as Energy Star ratings, Collaborative for High Performance Schools, and material reuse).

Utility Management has coordinated many projects in support of these strategies, such as:

  • District re-lamp to high efficiency lighting.
  • Development of a centrally controlled and monitored irrigation/energy management system.
  • Implementation of a District-wide recycling and waste management program.
  • Development of educational resources for teachers and students.
  • Creation of an intra-District Supply Exchange for sites to share extra school supplies.

Click here for detailed information on past Utility Management projects and accomplishments.

For more information about Utility Management, contact Glenn Boogren at