Monday, August 03, 2009

Milwaukee's Central Library to Get Green Roof and Energy Cells

By spring 2010, visitors to the Milwaukee Central Library will be able to tour the "green" roof and learn more about how green technology is improving the building's energy efficiency. Director Paula Kiely said that the current roof needs replacing, anyway. The city of Milwaukee will fund the $950,000 green roof and the city's Metropolitan Sewerage District will provide a grant of $250,000 to provide education about the roof. Energy-generating photovoltaic cells will be added, as well, funded by the city's Energy Challenge Fund, We Energies, and Focus on Energy. More on the story...

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Maybe green technology will enable them to save so much money the City of Milwaukee won't have to close any MPL branches or reduce hours in 2010!