Home & Business Action Team

The Homes & Business Action Team concentrates on

helping homeowners and businesses 

conserve energy and save money, and

learn about and participate in programs making

installing renewable energy systems more affordable

Our Current Action

Helping Homeowners and Businesses Conserve Energy and Save Money

Habitat for Humanity

VISTA Worker for Energy Audits

Our Past Action

Helping Homeowners and Businesses Conserve Energy and Save Money
Residential Energy Audits 
March 22, 2022 via Zoom

Torrance Kramer of Accurate-Airtight Exteriors discusses factors homeowners should consider when choosing an Energy Audit practitioner, and typical areas of a home's construction where energy is lost. This program was sponsored by Powered Up Baraboo and recorded via Zoom on March 22, 2022.

Helping Homeowners and Businesses Conserve Energy and Save Money

In early 2022, members of the Home & Business Action Team put together a brochure, Lowering Your Utility Bill, to hand out to area residents. This brochure is for people who own or rent their dwellings. It gives useful and practical advice about easy measures anyone can take to conserve energy in their homes. It also provides contact information for agencies in our area who can give further help in these efforts.

Click on this image to download the brochure for printing.

Helping Homeowners learn about and participate in programs making installing renewable energy systems more affordable

2021 Grow Solar Sauk County Program

During 2021, PUB helped promote the 2021 Group Buy Program for solar photovoltaic panels for homeowners and small business owners in Sauk County. This program enabled homeowners around Sauk County to participate in a group buy for installation of solar electric panels on their homes.The program was a partnership between the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and several local organizations, including Powered Up Baraboo. PUB's role in this project was to share information about the 2021 Solar Sauk County program and host one or more of the virtual information sessions. The MREA reports a total of 28 properties participated in the 2021 Grow Solar Sauk County program, resulting in 235.06kW of new solar capacity. 218 people registered for one of the 15 webinars held in the 2021 Solar Sauk County program. In 2021, the solar installers worked together to deliver over 95 site assessments and cost estimates to help local residents determine whether solar was right for them. 

Helping Homeowners and Businesses Conserve Energy and Save Money

During 2020, members of the Home & Business Action Team purchased LED light bulbs from Habitat ReStore and distributed them, free of charge, to people at the Baraboo Food Pantry, and during September and October 2020, at a booth set up at the Baraboo Farmer's Market. PUB volunteers gave away about 2,500 bulbs