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May 10, 2016

School districts relying more on law exemption for energy-efficiency improvements, study finds

School districts whose regular budgets are too tight to pay for energy-efficiency improvements are coming to rely more and more on a legal exception that lets their spending on such projects exceed what would normally be allowed under state-imposed revenue limits.

May 27, 2015

Lawmakers look at changes for energy-performance contracting

A proposal before a state budget committee would add substantially to the sorts of projects that can be paid for with so-called energy-performance contracting in Wisconsin.

Apr 22, 2013

Energy measures save Green Bay schools $10 million

The Green Bay School District says it has saved millions of dollars over the past decade by conserving energy in its buildings.

Jun 7, 2012

Saving energy a priority, poll finds

As summer beckons, it seems Americans are thinking more about the stifling cost of energy than about making tracks to the beach.

Apr 9, 2012

Milwaukee, Johnson Controls partner on energy-efficient project

Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls Inc. and the city of Milwaukee have partnered on an energy-efficient residential project under the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency initiative, according to a news release from Johnson Controls.

Nov 5, 2010

Madison apartment building goes green

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A recently built apartment building in Madison has earned the Energy Star label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. City Row Apartments uses renewable energy with […]

May 31, 2010

‘Cash for caulkers’ could be risky business

Coming not too far on the heels of “cash for clunkers” comes “cash for caulkers.” Like “cash for clunkers,” in which the federal government gave people money to trade in […]

Mar 15, 2010

The timeless green argument

By Paul Snyder

staff writer

I’m professionally too young to remember the pre-green building days.

Mar 15, 2010

Green building bill worries project owners (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder A state lawmaker wants to require public buildings be constructed to green standards despite fears by project owners that the law would bust their project budgets. State […]

Mar 3, 2010

Next Cash for Clunkers could build up construction industry

By Tom Fetters

copy editor

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced some details of a proposed government money-back program for consumers who make energy-saving improvements or buy energy-saving equipment for their homes.

Feb 4, 2010

Bill aims to stretch stimulus for weatherization (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder James Westring is getting a lot of phone calls about weatherization work, but not much follow through. “Interest is steady,” said Westring, the owner of Madison-based Westring […]

Jan 27, 2010

More states require ‘green’ cleaning products (UPDATE)

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More states are requiring schools and government buildings to use environmentally friendly cleaning products, raising debate about their costs […]


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