1101 Williamson St.  Madison, WI
"Making America Great Since 1995"

Energy Consumption

Mother Fool's has a longstanding commitment to reducing our energy usage.

Since we began in 1995, we have installed more efficient heating, windows and refrigeration. We use compact fluorescent and LED lighting wherever possible. We have also made sure to add insulation whenever we have done work that required opening up the walls or ceiling.

We purchase a portion of our power from wind through Madison Gas and Electric's Wind Power Program. We plan to increase our usage as a percentage by continuing to reduce the amount of electricity we use.

We are also proud to be a EPA Green Power Partner.

Future Plans
  • Install 'green' walls and more trellises
  • Expand solar electric system to meet more of our lighting needs
  • Switch to LED lighting as it becomes available
  • Replace freezers with more efficient models.

We are excited to see how much we will save by these and other measures.

Here is a table that tracks our energy usage.
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007 (*)
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
Electric - MwH
37.158
35.26
33.47
31.10
33.48
31.82
32.78
35.27
27.52
26.18
26.40
23.37
22.41
22.20
Wind power as percentage of total
29.06%
30.63%
32.27%
34.73%
32.26%
33.94%
32.94%
30.62%
39.25%
41.25%
40.91%
46.20%
30.15%
30.43%
Gas - Therms
490
522
456
573
606
484
370
389
493
488
431
484
434
506
(*) In 2007 our electric usage went up due, in part, to power tools used during our re-roofing project. We also replaced our electric water heater with on-demand gas and added insulation - both of which will affect our total gas usage.
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