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.
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.
The Green Bay School District says it has saved millions of dollars over the past decade by conserving energy in its buildings.
As summer beckons, it seems Americans are thinking more about the stifling cost of energy than about making tracks to the beach.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
By Paul Snyder
I’m professionally too young to remember the pre-green building days.
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 […]
By Tom Fetters
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.
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 […]
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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