FOCUS ON ENERGY
Wisconsin provides incentives for companies that invest in equipment and processes related to energy efficiency, including irrigation systems, coolers, fryers, lighting, HVAC and information systems. Free on-site energy assessments can be provided to preexisting businesses of any size. Businesses in construction can be provided with recommendations and incentives to incorporateenergy-efficient components in their project.
WISCONSIN MANUFACTURING EXTENSTION PARTNERSHIP (WMEP)
Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership offers a breadth of resources and information on lean manufacturing and sustainable product and process development, including certification implementation and maintenance, auditing, strategic planning, cost management, energy resource assessments, and the Wisconsin Profitable Sustainability Initiative.
ASQ, headquartered in downtown Milwaukee, offers a breadth of resources on Lean Six Sigma from publications to training. A wide range of certifications are available through ASQ, including those related to quality, reliability, and those in ASQ's "Belt" series. A web of message board communities connect professionals with others in their industry.
MILWAUKEE E3 PROGRAM – ECONOMY, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT
The City of Milwaukee and its partners have launched a sustainable manufacturing program for the City's small- and medium-sized manufacturers. Milwaukee E3 (ME3) is a no-cost program to help manufacturers cut costs while at the same time helping to minimize negative environmental impacts of their manufacturing processes and practices.
POTAWATOMI ANAEROBIC DIGESTOR
Located in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley, the digester is an option to enhance your sustainability story while offering environmental benefits. The digester generates clean, green, renewable electricity, by recycling organic food wastes and creating biogas. To learn more, contact Joe Pawlak, the Vice President of Results Advisory Program at (414) 847-7079 or visit Advanced Waste Service's website.