As of August 2021, the lights at Minnechaug Regional High School in Massachusetts have remained on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The school building has a “green lighting system” which is supposed to save energy and money by adjusting the lights when the room is not in use. But the system broke more than a year ago and went into default mode, where the lights are on all the time, costing the school system thousands of dollars each month. The company the school bought the system from ten years ago has changed hands several times since then, and they haven’t been able to find anyone to fix it. But officials said they now have the parts they need and should be able to fix it during the February break.
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