Location: Granville, OH
Granville Village, with a population of roughly 5,000 residents, is located in a rural area of central Ohio 35 miles east of Columbus, the state capital. Granville is the home of Denison University, and is considered, “One of Ohio’s Best Hometowns.”
Granville sought to better understand their utility and operations expenses and make improvements to systematically offset the rising costs of energy and increased demand. They needed a partner to help them outline a plan that focused on reducing their energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. By saving money through energy efficiency, they could reduce their overhead costs, free up funds for the village, and also decrease their environmental impact.
Plug Smart developed and implemented an energy services project that upgraded and replaced the lighting, fixtures, and controls of street lights and in multiple buildings including: the Bryn Du Mansion
(a historic house owned by the Village), the Water Plant, the Service Department, the Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Administration Building. In addition to reducing the village’s energy use, the project reduced their operation and maintenance costs by over $12,000 annually.