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Higher Education meets Higher Efficiency

Your institution has many reasons to be proud. In its long history, majestic buildings have towered over a lush campus and housed generations of successful doctors, lawyers, writers, artists and engineers alike. Now you’ve taken on new goals to advance sustainability at the university in both learning and practice. But lately, those old buildings are creating uncomfortable learning and administrative environments, and the outdated HVAC systems are running up the bills and becoming a deferred maintenance nightmare. You want to be “green,” but cannot afford to go into the “red.” How can you be part of the solution without neglecting your research and academics?


Call Plug Smart. Our experienced team has collectively implemented over $250 million in higher education energy and facility improvement projects. We have been consistently able to offer a variety of self-funding and flexible financing solutions that have allowed our university clients to accomplish all of their facility upgrades well within budget constraints. By aligning our goals for quality, sustainable projects, Plug Smart can help modernize facilities to attract new students and reduce utility, operation and maintenance costs at the same time. Additionally, we can provide an integrated building automation system that monitors and controls the daily operation of each campus building, giving you peace of mind and benchmarks for success.


Detailed campus energy audits provide unprecedented visibility into various opportunities to reduce operating costs across all campus facilities before the project even starts – allowing you to prioritize and select the targets for improvement based on your goals. For new construction or major renovation projects, we provide sustainable design and LEED® consulting services to improve school design, create a healthy, energy-efficient environment and reduce waste. Your campus has never looked better.


Some common cost-saving projects for our university clients include:

  • Comprehensive energy audits
  • Energy conservation measures
  • Clean and renewable energy installations
  • Design-build construction
  • Energy management controls
  • Performance contracting
  • Utility rate management