The days when wind and solar energy could be dismissed as “too expensive” are in the past. Welcome to the future. The numbers are clear – harvesting energy from the sun and wind is cheaper than generating energy from coal and gas. Unfortunately, public perception still suffers from the outdated opinion that renewable energy is
Green infrastructure practices like building bioswales around parking lots and streets to capture polluted storm runoff, using permeable pavers in parking areas, and installing rain gardens, cisterns, rain barrels and green roofs help reduce the risk of flooding and keep our waterways healthy.
Buildings use a lot of energy, especially in Wisconsin. Cold winters, old homes, and outdated appliances cause our buildings to be incredibly energy intensive. In fact, over half of our state’s total energy use is going to the building sector. At this scale, the type of energy we use in buildings can significantly affect our