The City of Milwaukee hired EMG to perform Energy Audits on 16 of their buildings, including fire stations, police stations, libraries, administration buildings and health care centers in support of the Mayor’s goal to reduce the City’s energy usage by 15% in 2012.
EMG conducted the Energy Audits in accordance with federal regulations and recommendations of the US Department of Energy, ASHRAE, and EECBG regulations, while examining electricity, natural gas, fuel oil, and water usage in order to identify energy conservation measures (ECM) for each facility. EMG researched and identified all qualifying equipment rebates, incentives, and project financing opportunities including subsidized interest loans, energy performance contracts (EPC), and public bonds/self-funding options.
EMG developed a detailed Energy Retrofit Master Plan for all 16 facilities forecasting a 20% energy reduction. This implementation plan grouped ECMs into like categories including, but not limited to, no/low cost measures, maintenance upgrades, HVAC, lighting, controls, and electrical upgrades. These projects were then further categorized by method of construction and financing based on discussions with the City of Milwaukee’s Facility Manager, including self-funding from capital reserves, issuing public bonds, and EPCs. EMG also developed a city-wide energy awareness program for occupants and City staff to increase awareness of energy conservation and sustainability