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    Greening the Plymouth public schools, one kilowatt at a time

    Here’s what the Plymouth public school district has done to save energy and money in recent years.

    Solar panels at Plymouth North High School

    Offsite solar projects in Plympton and Freetown


    Converted boilers from oil to natural gas

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    Installed motion lighting controls in schools

    Upgraded outdoor lights to LED lighting

    Shut down unnecessary radiators

    Installed timers on beverage vending machines


    Replaced weather stripping on exterior doors

    Installed timers for hot water

    Installed timers on student bathroom exhaust fans

    Replaced piping insulation

    New lighting fixtures in classrooms use less energy


    Web-based control over lighting and thermostats

    Source: Plymouth public schools

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