Barnes Green Energy

Barnes Green Energy

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

About: Barnes, Inc., was established in 1981 by Mark Barnes as a landscape maintenance and snow removal company. Since its inception, the company has grown into a full-service, year-round maintenance and construction service business, adding tree trimming and removal, fertilizer/weed control, holiday lighting, landscape construction and landscape design to its wide array of services. Barnes, Inc.’s staff of approximately 150 employees serves more than 1,000 customers in the Dane County, Wisconsin, with sales exceeding $9.5 million annually. Its clientele includes commercial, industrial, municipal, health care, utility and residential customers alike. Barnes, Inc. is a proud member of Wisconsin Clean Cities.

Barnes Green Energy was created in 2012 to provide alternatives to conventional fuels which are not only cost effective but provide a “Green Solution” to vehicle fleet owners and managers.  Barnes Green Energy (BGE) provides EPA Certified Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) & Propane Autogas (LPG) fuel system conversions for a variety of General Motors, Ford and Dodge/Chrysler vehicles. Through authorized distributorship and system installations by highly trained, certified technicians, BGE is able to provide one of the most energy efficient and “Green” alternative vehicle fuel solutions for your fleet or personal use on the market today.

BGE along with its business partner Barnes Power Equipment (BPE), have the capacity to convert over 200 vehicles per year in our Madison Wisconsin facilities. BPE has converted over 100 vehicles and walk-behind & riding lawnmowers to CNG or LPG since its inception in the fall of 2012. Of these, 70 conversions were for the Barnes Inc. vehicle & equipment fleet with the remaining 30 for other fleet owners throughout the Midwest such as United Beverage, Great Lakes Conservation Corp., UW Provision, Center Point Energies, Steinhafels, Dane County Free Way Service Team, Black Hills Energy and others.

Internal Incentives: 

  • Green purchase policy
  • Car sharing/carpooling program
  • Preferred parking
  • Fuel Availability

Best Practices: 

  • Alternative powered non-road vehicles
  • Route optimization
  • Telecommute/car sharing
  • Idle reduction training
  • Eco-driving training
  • Maintenance policy
  • Pre-loading policy

Fleet Overview:

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