NEWS & PRESS

PRESS RELEASES

ENTRIQ SOLUTIONS MERGER

JANUARY 9, 2020- Entriq Solutions, LLC, located in Miamisburg, OH, is pleased to announce their merger with Plug Smart, an energy services design-build firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Both firms have experienced significant growth the past several years, and this merger allows the companies to unite their talent and experience needed to continue to bring creative energy solutions that their customers have come to expect.

“We’ve crossed paths with Plug Smart several times over the years in partnership....

KETTERING TOWER

AUGUST 4, 2019- Dayton’s tallest building, Kettering Tower, is the home of Dayton’s first PACE project. The high-rise office building was built in 1970, stands 30 floors tall, and has over 500,000 square feet. 

Since a PACE project had never been done in Dayton, a lot of program development was required to facilitate the project’s financing. Kettering Tower was a great fit to be the program’s pioneer since the building needed infrastructure improvements as well as improvements in its ability to manage energy on its major systems...

HOWLAND SCHOOLS

JULY 3, 2019- Plug Smart collaborated with Howland Local School District to implement energy solutions, including a new atomic clock, energy efficient air conditioning and LED lighting.

As improvements were implemented earlier this year, including the repair of a decades-stopped clock in the tower of Howland's high school, a class-wide contest was held where students proposed answers to the question, "What made the clock stop?" Topics varied from lightning strikes to aliens, global warming and a solar eclipse, just to name a few...

LORDSTOWN SCHOOLS

MAY 14, 2019- Plug Smart Works With Lordstown Schools to Replace Major Building Systems Without Tapping Into Taxpayer Funds

At the April 24 board meeting, the Lordstown Local School District Board approved a proposal to implement required improvements to major building systems at their schools with Ohio-based energy services company Plug Smart.

The improvement package will address several long-term needs...

STOW-MUNROE FALLS SCHOOLS

APRIL 19, 2019- During the summer and fall of 2018, Northeast Ohio experienced some of the hottest temperatures on record. Several local school districts struggled to keep schools properly cooled and were forced to shut their doors, due to antiquated buildings in need of HVAC systems repair or replacement.

The shutdowns were costly – both in terms of unforeseen expenses and students’ time away from the classroom...

SCHOOLS- ISSUES & SOLUTIONS

DECEMBER 28, 2018- Ohio-based Plug Smart, one of the state’s leading energy services firms, worked closely with Ohio school districts in 2018 to offer unique solutions to the most pressing needs related to challenges with air conditioning, safety and security and operational expenses.

Plug Smart partners with Ohio school districts to provide innovative solutions to biggest issues in AC, Security, and Operational Expenses.

CITY OF WORTHINGTON

AUGUST 2, 2018- The City of Worthington, Ohio is joining with Plug Smart, an Ohio-based energy services company, to activate a local commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing program that will enable the city’s commercial building owners to maximize improvements and modernize local buildings. PACE is a flexible financing mechanism for implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects with no capital outlay..

CASCADE PLAZA

JANUARY 13, 2018- Sometime this spring, a gaping hole will appear in the top floor of the PNC Building where a row of windows now looks 300 feet down on Cascade Plaza. From the corner of Main and Bowery streets, a crane 10 feet taller than the building — the second tallest in Akron — will swing over and grab a 25,000-pound hunk of machinery. It hasn’t moved since the skyscraper went up in 1968. But it’ll go all the way down to the ground...

pnc plaza

JUNE 1, 2016- The 23-story PNC Bank Building is a 388,000 square foot high rise located in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is beginning an extensive $2.8 million renovation project. One of the big factors in making the project possible is an innovative financing solution called the PACE Program that uses energy conservation savings to help fund facility improvements. The PACE Program was introduced to building managers by one of Ohio's leading energy services firms, Plug Smart...

CASE STUDIES

BLUE WATER YMCA

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019- Great news from Michigan! We recently closed the PACE financing for our project with the YMCA of Blue Water located in Eastern Michigan, delivering over $800,000 in energy conservation improvements.

These PACE funds facilitated the pursuit of this project, estimated to save the Y over $2 million in the following two decades. The project was started on August 23rd and is expected to be finished within a month or so... 

findlay city schools

Findlay City Schools has five elementary schools, three intermediate schools, two middle schools, one high school and one career center and recently completed a successful HB264 and HB153 energy project with Plug Smart. 

The district had significant needs to replace many aspects of their facilities including roofs, asphalt work, HVAC, venting and control upgrades, repairs to a loading dock, new gymnasium flooring, bleachers, lockers, security cameras, door access protection, and windows and air conditioning for...

HIDELBERG UNIVERSITY

Heidelberg University is a private, non-profit institution established in Tiffin, Ohio in 1850. Heidelberg enrolls over 1,300 students annually. The 110-acre campus houses 1,110 students in seven residence halls.

Miller Hall Dormitory and the attached Hoernemann Refectory had a much higher Energy Utilization Index (EUI) rating then other buildings on campus. The buildings, which encompass 66,460 sq. ft., were both served by an end-of-life non-condensing hot water boiler. To keep the building fully operational, equipment replacements needed to be addressed...

london city schools

Located in central Ohio, the London City School District includes the City of London and the Townships of Deer Creek, Somerford, and portions of Union Township. All buildings for the London City School District are housed on one campus, serving a student population of over 2100 students within three schools.

LCS was severely under-performing comparable school districts in its energy consumption (bottom 10%). The high school and elementary buildings are connected buildings and therefore are not metered...