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411 East Wisconsin Center

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411 East Wisconsin Center is a 30-story office building complete with two parking structures, a 5-story high atrium-style lobby, and countless amenities including a gym, restaurant, bank, and sundry shops.

Since acquiring the building in 2014, Riverview Realty Partners has worked hard to transform 411 into an award-winning example of sustainability. 411 communicates this commitment to prospective tenants right from the start and continues the conversation with current tenants by encouraging and assisting with sustainable practices. The building has cut back on paper newsletters in exchange for virtual copies, features green tips on their website and elevator monitors, and offers recycling support to their clients.

Riverview previously engaged with the Better Buildings Challenge at another property prior to acquiring 411. While working towards a TOBY Award in 2016, 411 E Wisconsin Center took the pledge simultaneously to add another measure of environmental stewardship.

Photo of Susan Johnson, Senior Property Manager of the 411 building.I think everyone should take the pledge. It's only going to be helpful, it's not going to be more work on your desk. When your owner requests that energy conservation be part of your operations, the Better Buildings Challenge is a very valuable resource to start with, especially for financing programs.
Susan Johnson CPM, RPA, Senior Property Manager

Energy Performance

Benchmarking energy performance using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® has been a staple for the building since the mid 1990’s. Riverview Realty Partners took on the account when they acquired the building and currently utilize a third party to manage their portfolio.

Since acquiring the building in 2014, 411 has steadily improved their EUI, with a total improvement of 6.7% since their 2009 baseline. In addition to decreased energy use, the building has simultaneously been able to lease the building to over ninety percent occupancy, up from the sixty percent occupancy prior to renovations.

The data below has not been weather normalized but will be updated when it is available.

Chart of Source Energy Use Intensity (EUI) over time


Completed Projects

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Plug Loads
& Controls



& Equipment




  • LED lighting in parking garage, lobby, and elevators

Plug Loads & Controls

  • Building automation system


  • Electromagnetic chillers
  • Ebtron air measuring and handling units


  • Converted faucets to 0.5 gpm
  • Water booster system - maintains better pressure
  • Pump system

Future Plans

While 411 will continue to monitor their energy usage and make reductions where possible, the building plans to implement composting in the lobby restaurant.

Fast Facts

411 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Year Built

693,126 sq ft

Building Type

Riverview Realty Partners


Joined Pledge

20% reduction in Energy Use Intensity by 2026



ENERGY STAR Certification Logo ENERGY STAR score: 93
U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold Certification Logo IREM Certified Sustainable Property Certification Logo BOMA 360 Performance Program Certification Logo


Program Participation

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Occupant Engagement Icon Networking and Education Icon  


Project Types

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Appliances and Equipment Project Completed Icon Water Project Completed Icon  


Project Highlight: Electromagnetic Chillers

411 was the second building in the Milwaukee downtown area to install electromagnetic chillers. As a result of the upgrade, they were able to reduce the chiller size from 750 to 650 tons each and reduced their energy consumption.


Building Contact

Susan Johnson CPM, RPA
Senior Property Manager, Riverview Realty Partners
[email protected]

Why Participate?

Riverview believes that having a sustainable building directly correlates to leasing tenants. Participation in the Better Buildings Challenge stems from their desire to demonstrate their commitments to customer service and to conservation.

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