In 2011, the Norwin School District partnered with Energy Education, a company that specializes in reducing energy usage and costs for school districts throughout the country. The company employs a combination of energy saving recommendations and behavior change to reduce utility costs, allowing districts to repurpose the savings to other areas within the budget.
A key component of the program is the Energy Education Specialist position. The individual holding this position is responsible for determining the District's base line utility usage, monitoring the performance of the District's systems, raising awareness among employees, and determining cost savings and avoidance.
In September 2011, the District hired Mr. Christopher "Crit" Baker as our Supervisor of Energy Conservation and Custodial Services. A large portion of the position's duties include the responsibilities of the Energy Education Specialist. Mr. Baker has a BS degree in both Mechanical Engineering and Theatre Arts and over 20 years of experience related to facilities management in various organizations. Included in his experience is four and a half years as the Facilities Coordinator at Woodland Hills School District.