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
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 schoolsEmily Sweeney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.