Mayor Barrett honored for Milwaukee Energy Efficiency program

LAS VEGAS (WITI) -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has received honorable mention in the 2013 Mayors' Climate Protection Awards for the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency program.

The program, also known as Me2, helps homeowners and businesses located in the City of Milwaukee make energy saving building improvements such as new insulation, energy efficient lighting and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

"We are rebuilding Milwaukee from the inside out with the Me2 program, building by building," said Mayor Barrett. "Me2 makes it easy and affordable for property owners in the City of Milwaukee to make energy efficiency upgrades that improve buildings, create local jobs, improve the environment and help us stay economically competitive."

The Me2 program has updated 776 homes in the City of Milwaukee and approved more than $16 million worth of commercial building upgrades in more than 130 properties.

Milwaukee home owners who complete qualified home improvements by August 30th, 2013, can receive substantial Me2 rebates. After August 30th, Me2 will continue to offer financing and smaller incentives through Wisconsin's Focus on Energy program.

Me2 is a federally funded program that creates local private sector jobs. It is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, the Milwaukee Office of Environmental Sustainability, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation, and Focus on Energy.