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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