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Wisconsin Focus on Energy

Madison, Wisconsin

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Wisconsin Focus on Energy is a statewide energy efficiency program. This is the fifth time Wisconsin Focus on Energy has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued excellence in promoting and delivering energy efficiency programs for new home construction, commercial and industrial products, affordable housing, and home performance. Key accomplishments in 2009 include:

  • Sponsoring construction of more than 1,200 ENERGY STAR qualified homes in 2009, for a total of more than 11,700 since 2001.
  • Recruiting more than 50 new builder partners in 2009, for a total of nearly 315 builders and increasing the market share of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes built in Wisconsin to 23%, despite the continued downturn in the market. 
  • Saving 134,192 therms and 85,231 kWh under the Focus on Energy's new homes program, and 2,466,000 therms and 184 million kWh under its commercial program. 
  • Providing targeted outreach and programming for the food service sector, including communicating the smart equipment choices available through ENERGY STAR. 
  • Achieving an 80% increase in the number of units installed in the food service sector - a 182% increase in kW savings, a 200% increase in kWh savings, and a 108% increase in therms savings over 2008. 
  • Completing more than 1,600 whole-house retrofit projects in 2009 - a 77% increase from 2008 - for a total of 10,600; Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is now available throughout all of Wisconsin.