Eanes ISD considered options for future energy efficiency and conservation measures at an Oct. 18 meeting.

As part of a potential $110 million-$130 million bond package in May or Nov. 2023, the district discussed the allocation of $21.85 million for the installation of solar panels at every campus across the district, building system enhancements and athletic lighting upgrades. These changes could save the district $800,000 in operating costs annually.

The solar panel installations would cost about $14.4 million of the amount set aside for energy efficiency and conservation, while the athletic lighting upgrades allot $988,000 for University Interscholastic League field pole lighting replacements and $1.08 million for athletic pole lighting improvements and installation.

Each of these items were considered immediate concerns for the district. While not considered a pressing need, the district also foresees needing $5.42 million for necessary building system enhancements before the next bond cycle. This item would replace windows at several facilities across the district.