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Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed, or to complete projects sooner than scheduled. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control the state's growing demand for electricity and natural gas.


Our home will qualify for the following incentives through Focus on Energy. Most of these incentives are reserved for new homes participating in the Energy Star program.

Incentive ProgramDescriptionAmount
New builter certification - Energy Star homes*Rebate for Energy Star consultant$200.00
Low solar heat gain windows*Minimum 75 square feet of east and west facing windows have solar heat gain coefficient <= 0.25$50.00
Active sub-slab and moisture management and ventilation system*Continuous exhaust fan connected to drain tile system$250.00
Drain Water Heat Recovery*GFX, PowerPipe or ReTherm Technology$100.00
Natural gas water heaterPower-vented hot water heater with energy factor 0.64-0.79$50.00
Energy Star fixture rebate (residential)$15.00 per Energy Star qualified fluorescent fixture, maximum 12$180.00
LED fixture rebate (residential)$30.00 per LED fixture, maximum 12$330.00
 GRAND TOTAL$1410.00

In addition to this, there is a substantial FOE rebate for the Solar electric installation.

* Items marked are builder incentives, which as per our agreement with Acker Builders will be given to us as a credit toward our overall costs.


The total cost of the Energy Star consultant's services is less than half of the total Focus on Energy rebates that we became eligible for. In other words, we are immediately cash-flow positive based on rebates and incentives alone.  And that's before we even consider the savings from the home performance.