Wisconsin Governor Requires Buildings to "Go Green"

Wisconsin governor Jim Doyle signed an executive order requiring state government buildings to meet "green" energy efficiency standards, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The order also requires newly constructed state buildings be at least 30 percent more energy efficient than existing buildings.

In addition to energy efficiency and renewable energy bills Doyle has recently signed, taxpayers are expected to save $30 million that normally would go to help pay state utility bills.

Doyle signed the order at the Johnson Controls Brengel Technology Center, a building known for its energy efficiency and visited by President Bush during the presidential campaign for energy efficiency.

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