Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) has recently been awarded the 2019 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award from Focus on Energy and its partner utility, We Energies. The award is presented annually to organizations within the state of Wisconsin for their energy efficiency improvement efforts. Since 2017, MATC has been working with Focus on Energy on the completion of 21 energy efficiency projects, including:
- Retro-commissioning across all college buildings
- Converting approximately 25 percent of lighting to LED
- Building shell upgrades
- Geothermal for the entire Mequon campus
The college took advantage of the energy expertise and financial incentives offered to customers of utilities that participate in the Focus on Energy program as it tries to meet the goal to reduce 50 percent of energy load use by 2030.
Edison Energy has been working with MATC on various projects, providing services such as: retro-commissioning (RCx), commissioning (Cx), sustainability studies, facilities operations problem solving, and humidity studies. All of these services have resulted in substantial energy reduction and operational improvement to the campus.