City of Milwaukee - Energy Efficiency (Me2) Business Financing

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin
Additional Place applies to Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Name City of Milwaukee - Energy Efficiency (Me2) Business Financing
Incentive Type Local Loan Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Refrigerators, Whole House Fans, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Unspecified technologies
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Small Business Financing: $5,000-$20,000

PACE: $20,000-$5,000,000

Start Date 2012

Terms Refer to program website
Program Administrator Milwaukee Energy Efficiency

Last DSIRE Review 2013-08-28
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2) offers four different financing options for businesses to implement energy-efficiency projects into their buildings. Businesses must be located in the City of Milwaukee and must plan to reduce energy consumption by at least 15%. Interested businesses should contact Me2 directly or use the Commercial Project Interest Form located on the program web site.

Financing options include:

  • Smart Business Financing: This program allows businesses to finance 100% of project costs between $5,000 and $20,00 through a low-interest loan through Summit Credit Union.
  • PACE Financing Program: For property owners of rented properties, property owners can finance energy efficiency projects between $20,000 and $5 million and pass savings along to tenants that pay the energy bills.

This program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) BetterBuildings Program. The DOE has awarded over $500 million in federal funds to more than 40 states, local governments, and organizations to administer local programs targeting a variety of building types. Combined, these local programs are expected to improve the efficiency of more than 170,000 buildings through 2013 and save up to $65 million in energy costs annually.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Contact - ME2
Department City of Milwaukee
Division Milwaukee Energy Efficiency

Place Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Phone (877) 399-1203


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"