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Better Buildings Challenge

The Better Buildings Challenge - Milwaukee (BBC-MKE) is a comprehensive energy efficiency program that provides all of the tools and resources that building owners and property managers need to effectively develop and implement energy efficiency projects in their buildings.

The program will officially launch in late spring 2016, but we are currently collecting information from interested buildings.

Fill out an interest form here to be contacted when the program launches in June. You may also call (877) 775-7256 or email


What Can my Business or Organization Do?

  • Explore financing options through the Me2: Milwaukee Energy Efficiency Program
  • Track your energy use. Energy your building's information into Portfolio Manager. The EPA's Portfolio Manager is the industry standard interactive energy management tool that allows you to track and assess energy and water consumption across your entire portfolio of buildings in a secure online environment.
  • Share your organizations building data through Portfolio Manager. Follow these Data Sharing Directions.



“Through the Better Buildings Challenge, we're working to rebuild Milwaukee from the inside out. With energy efficiency projects, our historic existing buildings can save money, create local jobs, and contribute to a more vibrant community.”

Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Mayor

Are you up to the Challenge?

See which buildings have taken the Challenge by visiting our Participants page.


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Milwaukee's Showcase Project

The City of Milwaukee's Central Library is Milwaukee's Showcase Project in the Better Buildings Challenge. Since 2009, the City has cut energy use at the building by over 10% through energy efficiency improvements.

Milwaukee's leadership on the Better Buildings Challenge was recognized by the US Department of Energy and received local coverage from CBS 58 and WUWM.

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