The Story of Our Building

Written by Eric Anderson & Matthew Wisniewski

The Wisconsin Energy Institute

Tracking for LEED Gold certification, the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) building is an award-winning, energy-efficient research facility that reflects in principle the efforts of our organization to be a global leader in energy research, training, outreach and technology transfer.

Thanks to the dedication of our construction team, contractors, architects and engineers, the Wisconsin Energy Institute building has been nominated for and won many awards, including:

Since its completion in early 2013, the WEI has brought together engineers, biological and physical scientists, staff and students to help create clean energy systems to improve and diversify the energy sector. Click through the timeline below to follow the progress of our building from groundbreaking to labs opening.

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