Communities

Dane counties
Many of the largest US cities adopted ambitious goals to reduce their energy and carbon emissions. However, not all communities have the same resources to tackle complex issues of reducing overall energy consumption. To leverage the resources that collaboration can provide, seven communities in Dane County (Fitchburg, Marshall, Middleton, Monona, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, and Waunakee) came together to develop energy plans that provide clear guidance on near term actions for each community. More
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The Greenbush neighborhood is one of Madison’s most culturally diverse communities. Three hundred of its residents live in the Triangle/Monona Bay neighborhood in the heart of downtown Madison. The Bayview Foundation wanted to provide modern, affordable housing for their community - not only lower utility bills but build net-zero energy buildings. The Bayview Foundation partnered with Horizon Development to expand to 500 residents in two new apartment buildings and eight townhome buildings. More
Second harvest food bank
At Slipstream, our organizational values aren’t just buzzwords; they inform the way we live and work every day. One of those values is Commitment to Community, or a dedication to serve the communities in which we live and work. As with all we do, we believe in doing the most good we can in order to provide long-lasting benefits to those who need them most. More
Publication
The Energy Efficiency Guidebook is a comprehensive resource for community-owned electric and gas utilities. Funded by the Energy Foundation, the guidebook serves as a roadmap for energy efficiency program planning and provides step-by-step recommendations for program design, implementation, tracking and evaluation. It includes basic spreadsheet tools for assessing energy efficiency potential and analyzing program cost-effectiveness. It also includes links to other resources that are available to support the program planning and implementation process. More