Milwaukee Green Drinks

6/16/2016 – Milwaukee Public Library – Central Branch Green Roof Tour

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Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!


Thursday, June 16th, 2016  5:30 – 7:30 PM



Milwaukee Central Library

814 W Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI  53233


Miller Time Pub & Grill

509 W Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI  53203


Tour of Milwaukee’s Central Library Green Roof


Kirsten Thompson, Humanities, Archives and Special Collections, Milwaukee Public Library


The Central Library opened its doors to the public on October 3, 1898. The original structure is a combination of French and Italian Renaissance styles built of Bedford limestone. Several additions help make up the block-long building that stands today. Central Library has been designated a landmark by the Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2010, the Central Library took its first big step toward environmental sustainability with the addition of a 30,000 square foot green roof

with a 30KW solar panel system. As the building utilizes district steam for heating, library staff surveyed and repaired dozens of steam traps as well as upgraded facility air handling units. The City conducted facility energy audits in 2011 to identify additional energy saving opportunities. By 2012, the building’s energy use declined by more than 10%. As the Showcase Project for the City of Milwaukee’s participation in the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge initiative, the building is set to reduce its energy use by at least 20% by the year 2020.


5:30 – 6:00: Green Roof Tour
6:00 – 6:15: Walk to Miller Time Pub & Grill
6:15 – 7:30: Drinks & Socializing
7:30: MKE Green Drinks officially ends, but you are free to stay and socialize

Don’t miss the fun!


Thursday, July 21st, 2016 5:30-7:30 pm

Lakefront Brewery Green Tour

Location: Lakefront Brewery


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