2013 "Kill-a-Watt" Challenge

Milwaukee County's first-ever “Kill-a-Watt” challenge to cut electricity use was a great success. The County’s overall electricity use from May-October 2013 was 2.7% less than that of same period in 2012. So we beat our goal of a 2% reduction!

By consuming 1,506 MWh less electricity than last year, the County avoided approximately $128,000 in electricity costs. That’s great news itself, but the electricity use reduction provided an important environmental benefit equivalent to:

  • Taking 200 cars off the road one year or,
  • Preserving 8 acres of forest; or,
  • Taking 140 homes off the electricity grid for one year.


Thank you to everyone who made these reductions possible and special congratulations to the best performing facilities:

  • Biggest reduction in total electricity use: Mitchell Airport
  • Biggest percentage reduction in electricity use: Research Park
  • Best combination of total reduction and percentage reduction in electricity use: House of Correction


Mitchell Airport Award 

Research Park Award House of Correction Award
Accepted by (l to r): Accepted by (l to r): Accepted by (l to r):
Chris Lukas and Greg Failey Ollie Taylor, Guy Mascari, Jose Hernandez, Kerri McKenzie,
  Diane Wakeland, Dave Venhaus, Shawn Sullivan, Michael Haffemann,
  Kay Van Hecke and Peter Walker and June Jackson

2013 "Kill-a-Watt" Challenge Winners





Mission: To improve Milwaukee County government's operational efficiency and effectiveness, protect and restore natural resources, and enhance the quality of life for County residents, now and in the future


Summer 2016
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Gordie Bennett
Sustainability Director

Dept. of Administrative Services
633 W Wisconsin Ave, Ste. 1004
Milwaukee, WI 53203



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