Energy Initiatives

Solar Cells
The urban farm is also powered through a series of 30 solar panel cells to help offset our energy consumption, with a savings of $2,500 annually.

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Resources:
The Milwaukee Energy Efficiency program, Me2, helps City of Milwaukee homeowners, businesses and other property owners make energy efficiency improvements. Me2 offers low-interest financing and other incentives to make energy efficiency upgrades easy and affordable.

Milwaukee Shines, the City of Milwaukee’s solar program, works to expand solar energy use through a comprehensive, citywide approach. Learn about solar technologies, available resources, and how to become a solar professional.

Anaerobic Digestion
The Milwaukee Headquarters is pursuing Anaerobic Digestion. Anaerobic digestion is a the processes in which micro-organisms break down compost in the absence oxygen, which manages waste and creates energy. Anaerobic digestion is widely used as a renewable energy source because the process produces a methane suitable for energy production, helping to replace fossil fuels. The nutrient-rich end product which is also produced can be used as fertilizer.