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Big Hospitals: When They Start Thinking Green, They See Green

“Theda Clark Medical Center in Wisconsin is saving nearly $800,000 a year — 30 percent of its energy costs — after making changes that included retrofitting lights, insulating pipes, taking the lights out of vending machines and turning off air … Continue reading

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Wisconsin utilities increasing solar, wind power as they cut coal use

Alliant and Milwaukee-based WEC Energy Group recently said they are setting new goals to reduce carbon emissions by 80% from 2005 levels by 2050. That’s a shift from 2016 pronouncements when the utilities envisioned carbon dioxide reductions of 40% by … Continue reading

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Intelligent Buildings — School Planning & Management

Can you imagine the day when your school building is producing as much energy as it needs? Can you envision that your next school won’t create pollution as it operates? What if your school facility was a significant tool that … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s capital city sets a high bar with ambitious renewable energy goal | Midwest Energy News

Madison, Wisconsin’s resolution to power the entire city with 100 percent renewable energy is wider-ranging than most because it covers not only electricity but also heating and transportation. Source: Wisconsin’s capital city sets a high bar with ambitious renewable energy goal … Continue reading

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Student Power – YouTube

Excellent video overview of ComEd’s Student Power, one of our project partners.

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ThedaCare Sustainability Effort on Track to Save Millions of Dollars, Expand Staff

ThedaCare is on track to recoup a $1.9 million energy efficiency investment this year, just two years after establishing its department for sustainability in health care. New projects worth $1.5 million will commence in 2015 and be paid off in … Continue reading

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ComEd targets 1M smart thermostats by 2020

The program is easily among the most ambitious in the U.S. today, and could help Illinois’s compliance under the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The ComEd Student Power project — supported by Energy Stewards® — is helping advance the rollout … Continue reading

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Our Ohio partner focuses to support small businesses

One of our long-time partners — Craig Foster — has formed a partnership with Justin Kale to form the business Energility, LLC. “Energility, LLC will enable small businesses and nonprofits to change the operational concept of “energy spending” to “energy … Continue reading

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Ohio Interfaith’s Energy Stewards Featured

An Energy Stewards-supported energy audit by Greg Hitzhusen from The Ohio State University own Columbus-area congregation spotted previously undetected water leakage and waste in its building. The audit also led to installing new, 50 percent more efficient light bulbs in … Continue reading

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Madison — $5 million prize semi-finalist — to be more “green”

Madison, a long-time project partner of Energy Stewards, is one of 50 cities in the running to win a $5 million prize for reducing energy consumption, Mayor Paul Soglin said Wednesday. Soglin announced a citywide initiative, dubbed “Green Madison,” with … Continue reading

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