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

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Source: http://www.mpl.org/blog/now/visit-mpls-green-roof

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!

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

Tour:

Milwaukee Central Library

814 W Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI  53233

Drinks:

Miller Time Pub & Grill

509 W Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI  53203

TOPIC: 

Tour of Milwaukee’s Central Library Green Roof

SPEAKER: 

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

SUMMARY: 

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.

AGENDA:

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!

NEXT EVENT:

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

Lakefront Brewery Green Tour

Location: Lakefront Brewery

 

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9/10 88Nine Radio Milwaukee tour

9/10 – September Green Drinks

NOTE: SEPT VENUE is at  88NINE RADIO MILWAUKEE and MILWAUKEE ALE HOUSE

PLEASE RSVP via eventbrite (contributions are appreciated): http://mgdseptember2014.eventbrite.com/

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!

NEXT EVENT: Sept 10th, 2014 5:30-7:30 pm
PLEASE ARRIVE CLOSE to 5:30, the tour will not wait.

WHERE:

  • 1st Stop: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave (Walkers Point neighborhood).
  • After the tour: Drinks and networking at Milwaukee Ale House, 233 N. Water Street. If the weather is nice we’ll be downstairs by the river, otherwise in the main bar area.
  • Parking: There is free street parking near the radio station.


SPEAKER: Chris Tarr, Chief Engineer, Radio Milwaukee

TOPIC: Milwaukee’s Greenest Radio Station

Originally built in 1952 as a manufacturing building for J.C. Busch Co. — which manufactured precision machined angles, plates, and other metalwork — 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s new home was designed by HGA Architects and features barn wood from a dairy barn built in the early 1900s in Sheboygan County. The building features a 2,500 Sf green roof composed of a tray system planted with mixed sedum, and can hold up to 1,500 gallons of rainwater. The station has new studios equipped with the latest technology; sound-proof recording studios for broadcasting, recording and production; a 100-seat performance studio for live performances and events; opportunities for local musicians to meet and collaborate in a physical space.  All with green features!

Don’t miss the fun!

PLEASE RSVP via eventbrite (contributions are appreciated): http://mgdseptember2014.eventbrite.com/