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People's Choice Award

The People's Choice Award is a special recognition that focuses on celebrating the community of participants that make up the City Of Milwaukee's Better Buildings Challenge. By sharing participant experiences and progress, this award helps to build the invaluable network that serves to support and assist all participants with their building's energy reduction goals and ultimately make Milwaukee a world-class eco-city. Candidates are featured on display at ReEnergize MKE and event attendees vote on-site to determine the winner based on who they believe has done the most to embrace the Better Buildings Challenge.

  • Building must complete an interview with program staff 
  • Building is not a recipient of the Outstanding Energy Performance, Energy Efficiency Project of the Year, or Occupant Engagement awards*, or previous People's Choice Award winner
  • Building received X in >2 Participation Matrix boxes

*Buildings that receive one of these awards are still be promoted and on display at the event, but are ineligible for voting.

Judging Criteria

The People's Choice Award winner is chosen by event attendees at ReEnergize Milwauke. Attendees recieve one ticket to vote for the candidate that they feel best exemplifies a Better Building using the criteria below. Once the voting period has closed, tickets are counted on-site and the winner is determined based on the candidate that receives the highest number of votes.

Attendees consider the following when voting:

  • The building's "WHY":
    We asked candidates to tell us why they took the Better Buildings Challenge pledge
  • The building's completed projects
  • The building's participation in the program in the following categories
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2017 Winner

CityCenter @ 735

Award accepted by Sheldon Oppermann, Executive Vice President, Compass Properties, LLC

2017 People's Choice Award Candidates


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