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Higher Education Meets Higher Efficiency

University Services

  • Comprehensive energy audits

  • Energy conservation measures

  • Clean and renewable energy installations

  • Design-build construction

  • Energy management controls

  • Performance contracting

  • Utility rate management



"Our relationship with Plug Smart for the solar and wind electric generation systems on Scott Park campus will help students and researchers advance the technology that will power our future.

- Dr. Lloyd Jacobs,

University of Toledo President



"One of the great things about working with Plug Smart was their ability to respond to the unexpected. Because the renovation work and projects involved existing buildings and equipment, there were a couple of fairly serious issue that happened beyond the original scope. They were poised and quick to respond to those, and never were thrown off course by what was encountered. It didn't cost us any money or any more time, and they kept their promises, just as they committed at the beginning of the project." 

- Rob Morrison,

Associate VP of Facilities

Many university campuses are comprised of aging buildings that create uncomfortable learning and administrative environments. The outdated HVAC systems are running up the bills and becoming a deferred maintenance nightmare. Universities want to be “green,” but can’t always afford to go into the “red.”


If your institution has recently taken on new sustainability goals to address these problems but isn’t sure where to start implementation, we are here to help. Our experienced team has collectively implemented over $250 million in higher education energy and facility improvement projects.

We are 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. By aligning our goals for sustainable projects, we can help modernize facilities to attract new students and reduce utility, operation and maintenance costs at the same time. We can also 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 unmatched visibility into various opportunities to reduce operating costs across all campus facilities before the project even starts


For new construction or major renovation projects, we provide sustainable design and LEED® consulting services to improve school design, reduce waste and create a healthy, energy-efficient environment.

Some of Our University and School Projects

Gahanna Christian Academy

Gahanna, Ohio

Heidelberg University

Tiffin, Ohio

Howland Local Schools

Warren, Ohio

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