The City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) strives to make Milwaukee a world class eco-city. It develops practical solutions that improve people’s lives and the economy while working to protect and restore the natural ecosystems that are integral to our long-term prosperity. ECO leads the City’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions by growing the clean energy economy. The City of Milwaukee is leading by example by retrofitting municipal buildings with energy efficient equipment that saves local taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. The City of Milwaukee is a proud partner of the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge and Better Communities Alliance. Milwaukee is also providing global leadership on energy efficiency by acting as a Building Efficiency Accelerator through the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All program.
With over two decades in the energy efficiency landscape, Franklin Energy is the industry expert in program administration and implementation for utility clients across the nation. We pinpoint value-driven solutions and deliver goal-focused results for ranging program markets, from business to residential to everything in between. As a program partner, Franklin Energy is the access point for customers interested in the program, providing customer intake and energy assessments to qualifying buildings.
As Wisconsin’s largest technical college and the most diverse two-year institution in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy. MATC has provided innovative education in the region since 1912 and approximately 40,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers 200 academic programs; nearly 400 transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees; and the School of Pre-College Education that helps people complete high school, prepare for college, or enter the workforce. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, the national standard for academics and student services. As a program partner, MATC is integrating various Department of Energy tools into course curriculum and providing students to assist with energy assessments in order to train the next generation of energy services professionals.
Milwaukee Downtown, Business Improvement District #21 (BID #21) was established in 1998 to support the interests of the downtown Milwaukee business community. BID #21 funds a variety of initiatives aimed at creating a clean, safe, friendly, and economically viable downtown neighborhood for all to enjoy. The district currently manages approximately 150 city blocks representing more than 400 commercial property owners. As a program partner, BID #21 is involved in marketing the program to commercial buildings across the city, including developing stories of building successes, providing a toolkit to all of the City of Milwaukee Business Improvement Districts, and promoting the program newsletter.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. USGBC Wisconsin advances USGBC's mission through localized engagement and outreach throughout Wisconsin. As a program partner, USGBC Wisconsin is involved in providing educational and networking opportunities to participants and marketing the program to commercial buildings across the city.
The Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) is focused on the growth and economic competitiveness of the Energy, Power, & Control Industry cluster across the Midwest Region. To do this, M-WERC helps drive the United States to be energy independent based on usage of innovative solutions tied to energy related activities such as generation, transmission, distribution, storage, automation, power conversion, energy efficiency, and energy conservation. As a program partner, M-WERC is developing a database of energy efficient technologies made in Wisconsin and the United States. The database will allow end users to view products and sort technologies by manufacturer location, energy efficiency, and more.
At Rivion, our goal is to improve building performance with energy and sustainability solutions that reduce operating costs, increase asset value and create healthy environments. Our experienced, dedicated team has a history of successful projects across the globe and a real understanding of what drives value for our clients. As a program partner, Rivion performs operation reviews and tenant engagement for participating buildings.
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy resource program. Since 2001, the program has worked with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The information, resources, and financial incentives Focus on Energy provides helps to implement energy saving projects that otherwise would not be completed or to complete projects sooner than scheduled. These energy projects help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment, and control Wisconsin's growing demand for electricity and natural gas. Focus on Energy is funded by the state's investor-owned energy utilities, as required under Wis. Stat. § 196.374(2)(a), and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. As a program partner, Focus on Energy provides incentives for qualifying projects, works with the program to qualify locally produced technologies for incentives, and helps with contractor engagement.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) - Wisconsin was founded in 1937 and represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types, including nearly 25 million square feet of Wisconsin office space. BOMA members are building owners, managers, developers, leasing professionals, corporate facility managers, asset managers, and the providers of the products and services needed to operate commercial properties. BOMA - Wisconsin is a part of BOMA International, which consists of a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations, and 13 BOMA international affiliates. As a program partner, BOMA promotes the program to commercial buildings in the Milwaukee area.
ENERGY STAR is a voluntary partnership program that helps municipalities, businesses, and individuals save energy and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. The Better Buildings Challenges uses ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, an online tool to measure and track energy consumption and benchmark performance of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings.