"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 2014 challenge is to reduce June-August electricity use in Milwaukee County facilities by 3 percent relative to 2012.

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 Who won the 2013 Kill-a-Watt Challenge?

Duing the 2013 challenge, three Milwaukee County facilities achieved the best electricity use reductions: Research Park, General Mitchell International Airport, and the House of Correction. more

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 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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Enhancing the quality of life for Milwaukee County citizens through initiatives that conserve resources, reduce operating costs, and promote environmental stewardship.

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Gordie Bennett
Sustainability Director
2711 W Wells St, Ste. 200
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Ph: 414-278-4837