"Kill-a-Watt" Challenge

 What is the "Kill-a-Watt" Challenge?
Modeled after similar programs elsewhere in the U.S., the "Kill-a-Watt" Challenge is Milwaukee County's annual energy conservation challenge. The goal of the Challenge is to reduce electricity use amoung the County's facilities each May through October relative to the same time period during 2012.Return to Top
 Who won the 2013 "Kill-a-Watt" Challenge?
  • Biggest reduction in total electricity use: Mitchell Airport.
  • Biggest percentage reduction in electricity use: Research Park
  • Overall reduction in electricity use: House of Correction* 
For more information, visit the 2013 "Kill-a-Watt" Challenge results page.Return to Top
 Why conserve energy?
Energy use has social, economic, and environmental impacts. For each percent reduction in annual electricity use, Milwaukee County can avoid around $97,000 in energy costs and 983 tons of carbon emissions. That’s like removing 200 vehicles from the road for a year!Return to Top
 What’s in it for me?
This is a great opportunity for Milwaukee County employees to demonstrate their support for environmental stewardship. The facilities that reduce electricity use the most will earn positive recognition, a plaque or trophy, and bragging rights as the County's "greenest" facilities. Return to Top
 How do I participate?
No signup needed – simply adopt energyconservation into your routine andencourage others to do the same. Here are some ideas to get you started:· 
  • Switch off lights and window AC units when not in use
  • Set office equipment to "sleep" when inactive for 10 minutes or more
  • In warm months, close or tilt window blinds to reduce cooling needs
  • Report energy waste and heating/cooling issues to Facilities Management at 278-4971
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