Community and Business

Sustainability – At Home

Homeowners in Milwaukee County can take actions that save money and protect the environment.  Here are a few examples:


Sustainability – At Work

Energy management is good business.  Many corporations in Milwaukee County have made a strong commitment to sustainable construction and operation practices.  Benefits include improved productivity and more cost-efficient operations that help make participating businesses more competitive.  A variety of services and incentives are available to businesses located in Milwaukee County.  

 

Milwaukee County

Community Business Facts

The US Dept of Energy estimates the average home owner can save over $200 per year in utility bills through energy savings actions.

Compact fluorescent bulbs consume 25% of the energy of an equivalent incandescent bulb and last 5 times longer.

Nearly a third of the Fortune 500 companies are partners in US EPA’s Energy Star program.  

Community Business Links

Recycling used electronics

www.besmart.org

Disposing of household hazardous wastes

v3.mmsd.com/HHW.aspx

Mercury in fluorescent bulbs

www.focusonenergy.com/cflrecycling

How to estimate your energy savings

www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=bulk_purchasing.bus_purchasing