ENERGY STAR Labeled Building Profile
501 W Michigan St
Milwaukee, WI 53203
The Public Service Building (PSB) is the headquarter building for WE-Energies, one of the most prominent utilities in Wisconsin. Located on 231 W. Michigan Street in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI, the PSB was originally built in 1905 as the first unified electric power utility in the nation, known then as the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company. In 1938, the company was renamed Wisconsin Electric Power Company, and in 2002 became WE-Energies.
The PSB underwent an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation in the mid-1990s and was retrofitted with many energy efficiency measures to qualify for the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance, including:
- Replacing 21 separate air handlers with one single unit, which consumes far less brake horse power.
- Upgrading the entire HVAC system, including the installation of a new variable air volume (VAV) distribution system and replacing motors on the air handling unit with a fewer quantity of high-efficiency motors.
- Upgrading the controls system so that energy managers can control all set points, which increases energy efficiency and reduces costs.
- Relamping and reballasting 100 percent of lighting from incandescent and fluorescent T-12s to T-8s.
- Ensuring lights are off when the building is unoccupied with time clock sweeps.
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Assurant Inc or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.
Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 397766 sf
Year Constructed: 1979
Contract Type: Single Turn-Key Contract
+ Adjust Dampers
+ Air & Water System Balance
+ Air Systems Tune-up (including Ventilation)
+ Calibrate Thermostats
+ Chiller Tune-Up
+ Heat-Exchanger Tune-Up
+ Reset Automated Controls (i.e. Lighting Timers)
+ Steam Trap Maintenance
+ System Balancing
+ Water Systems Tune-up
+ Compact Fluorescents
+ Delamping of Fixtures
+ Dimming Ballasts
+ Occupancy Sensors
+ Planned Lighting Maintenance Program
+ T8 or T5 Lamps
+ Control Ventilation Rates
+ Cool Roof Installation
+ Heat Recovery System
+ Increased Duct Insulation in Older Buildings
+ Pipe Insulation
+ Upgrade Roof Insulation
+ Upgrade Wall Insulation
+ Window Shading
+ CAV to VAV
+ Fan Rightsizing
+ Improved Fan Controls
+ Install Programmable Thermostats
+ Premium Efficiency Motors
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+ Chilled Water Loop Temperature Control
+ District Heating and Cooling
+ Economizer Cooling
+ High Efficiency Chillers
+ Interconnect Chillers
+ New Cooling Tower(s)
+ New Equipment Rightsizing
+ Radiant Heating
+ Variable Frequency Drives for Fans, Pumps, and/or Cooling Towers
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Director of Engineering and Operations