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Ameresco Acquisition of Plug Smart 

DECEMBER 7, 2021- Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE: AMRC), a leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, today announced that it has acquired Plug Smart, an Ohio-based energy services company that specializes in the development and implementation of budget neutral capital improvement projects including building controls and building automation systems. With this acquisition, Ameresco expands its existing pipeline and solution offerings in the smart buildings sector.

Webinar: PA C-PACE Program Update

FEBRUARY 18, 2021- Plug Smart's senior project developer, Matt Mahoney, joined the NAIOP-hosted conversation about Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) with the Sustainable Energy Fund, Allegheny County's C-PACE Program Administrator.


Watch the webinar to learn more about the best current practices on utilizing C-PACE: the financing mechanism that allows commercial, industrial and agricultural property owners to obtain long-term financing to pay for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation projects.

PA's PACE Program is Open for Business

NOVEMBER 11, 2020- The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program is open for business in Pennsylvania! PACE is a proven financing mechanism that provides owners of large buildings with a flexible, user-friendly tool for maintaining and improving their property’s energy and water infrastructure. 


For more information, read our "Trend to Watch" article in the Master Builders'​ Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.'s Breaking Ground magazine.

Detroit Marriott 

AUGUST 17, 2020Energy solutions provider Plug Smart partnered with Reliable Controls—manufacturer of sustainable building controls—to lower energy costs and increase efficiency and comfort for the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. An iconic feature of the Motor City skyline, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is a full-service conference hotel, with 100,000 square feet of meetings and event space.


Thirty years ago, Plug Smart team members installed the facility’s original building automation system (BAS) and have since acted as energy and systems advisers...

St. Clairsville School District

JULY 23, 2020Plug Smart collaborated with St. Clairsville-Richland City School District to upgrade its high school and connector buildings, helping the district take advantage of exclusive State of Ohio energy-efficiency grants, resolve comfort complaints, and establish future energy savings.


As the first partnership between Plug Smart and the district, this project addressed issues caused by aging infrastructure, increased maintenance costs, inconsistent temperatures throughout the facilities, and outdated light fixtures and controls. In response, Plug Smart's solutions-driven...

Matt Mahoney Joins Plug Smart

MAY 18, 2020Plug Smart, an energy services design-build firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, welcomes Matt Mahoney as its Western Pennsylvania-based Senior Project Developer.

A native Pittsburgher and graduate of Penn State’s Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems Master’s program, Mahoney brings a passion for advanced energy solutions and knowledge of Pennsylvania’s energy savings programs, particularly Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE...

Most Energy Savings Achieved 

MARCH 11, 2020- Plug Smart has been designated by AEP-Ohio as a top solutions provider for the third year in a row, by earning Most Energy Savings Achieved in 2019. The recognition comes as a result of an extended partnership between Plug Smart and the state’s largest electricity utility provider, even as state requirements surrounding rebate programs are removed.


The 2019 energy savings award was partially based on the volume of kilowatt-hours clients saved as a result of Plug Smart’s efforts. Consistently delivering energy savings, the company's solutions...

East Knox School District

FEBRUARY 27, 2020- Ohio-based energy service provider, Plug Smart has partnered with East Knox Local School District to improve existing facilities at the elementary school so when the new high school opens, all students in the district will have an improved learning environment.


The partnership between East Knox Local School District and the energy-solutions company started in 2016 with a project to upgrade lighting in a handful of classrooms to LED. In 2018, it grew when...

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...

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