Multifamily Energy Savings

Make your multifamily building more efficient for less with free measures and financial incentives.


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Learn to identify low/no-cost energy and capital improvement projects, saving energy and money for your multifamily buildings. Perfect for O&M managers and supervisors, building engineers, maintenance technicians, HVAC technicians or energy managers. Classes begin April 19, 2017.

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Review the Multifamily Summary of Services and Incentives for new construction and existing buildings

  • The Multifamily Energy Savings Program specializes in energy efficiency opportunities for multifamily properties with four or more dwelling units. The program provides a range of services that result in lower operating costs and better bottom lines for building owners and managers and lower costs of living and increased comfort for their tenants.



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    Review the Multifamily Summary of Services and Incentives for existing buildings and new construction.

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    Complete the Eligibility Tool to see if your property qualifies for the Multifamily Energy Savings Program and submit to Refer to the Eligibilty Tool Guide for help completing this form.

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    Focus on Energy will contact you to discuss options available for your property.

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    Your Focus on Energy Advisor will help you pursue any combination of the services available through this program.

The Program Provides:

  • Free Building Energy Assessments that examine overall building performance, including heating and cooling systems, domestic water heating, building envelope, lighting in common areas, individual living units and more. Complete the Eligibility Tool to find out if you qualify.
  • Free Direct Installation of water-saving showerheads and faucet aerators, pipe insulation, and LED light bulbs. That’s hundreds of dollars in energy-saving products, absolutely free. Download the Direct Install Request Form to apply and get started today.
  • Optional Calculations Of Projected Energy Savings that show you potential ROI of efficiency projects. A small fee is charged for this optional report, and is reimbursed to you once your projects are complete.
  • Prescriptive Incentives for specific measures that are one-for-one replacements or substitutions for specific equipment.
  • Incentives For Custom Projects that are specific to your building’s needs and your savings goals.


Program Eligibility and Requirements

  • Must be an owner or manager of an apartment or condo building with four or more units.
  • The building(s) must be served by a participating Wisconsin electric or natural gas utility.
  • Complete the Multifamily Energy Savings Program Eligibility Tool (.xls) and for an assessment by an Energy Advisor. In doing this, please reference the Multifamily Energy Savings Eligibility Tool Guide.
  • Receive pre-approval on any custom projects, or complete a prescriptive application. See applications below for more details.
  • Additional conditions apply. See application for details.

Common Area Lighting Package (CALP)


Common Area Lighting Package

The multifamily Common Area Lighting Package (CALP) is specifically geared toward lighting fixtures operating more than 12 hours per day in buildings with four or more units. For a low $250 co-pay, your building may receive any combination of the following, up to $2,000 in product:

2 Lamp, 4' Reduced Wattage Lamp (28W) with Low Ballast Factor
Interior CFL Fixtures
Exterior CFL Fixtures
Interior LED Fixtures
Exterior LED Fixtures
Occupancy Sensor
LED Exit Sign

Download the CALP Qualified Trade Ally list and contact a Trade Ally to get started today!


Direct Install Program


Multifamily Direct Install Program

The Multifamily Direct Install Program offers multifamily property owners ways to lower operating costs and increase bottom lines through energy efficiency. Your property may qualify to receive free installations of:

LED Bulbs
LED Speciality Bulbs
Energy-Efficient Chrome Showerheads
Bathroom/Kitchen Faucet Aerators
Pipe Insulation

Download the Multifamily Direct Install fact sheet for more information and call 866.486.0832 or fill out the Direct Install Request Form get started today!


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Exterior Lighting Optimization (ELO)


Exterior Lighting Optimization (ELO)

New for the Multifamily Energy Savings Program: The Exterior Lighting Optimization offering provides efficient and cost-effective exterior lighting choices at set prices. Participation is easy. Download the ELO fact sheet for more information, and contact an ELO Trade Ally to get started today. go to Supporting Documents and Information and use the ELO Registered Trade Ally list to find a Trade Ally in your area.

To become a registered ELO Trade Ally, please contact Focus on Energy at 800.762.7077. A program Energy Advisor will be happy to walk you through the offering and get you signed up to start providing your customers with this great oppotunity.


New Construction

Please see the incentive catalogs and standard applications for incentive information on existing buildings and new construction.

New Construction - Design Assistance Resources


How the Design Assistance Process Works

  • Use our Enrollment Wizard early in design, to submit your contact and project information, then instantly see the incentives potential for your project

  • Once the project application is approved and the customer/design team provides design drawings and narratives, a meeting is scheduled to review the whole building estimated energy performance

  • The integrated effect of multiple energy models are analyzed simultaneously and in real-time, utilizing the Net Energy Optimizer (NEO®) tool, to determine the net effect on energy use, costs, and potential program incentives

  • NEO supports a wide variety of different mechanical systems and hundreds of whole building refinement options, allowing design teams and owners to optimize choices for their specific building type and customize the mix of space uses

  • Results for each individual measure, three “bundles” and three selected HVAC scenarios are then presented to assist in optimizing the final building design

  • Once the design has been finalized, submittals are provided to the Design Assistance Team for verification; customer incentives are paid upon building construction completion


Eligibility & Requirements

  • Potential building types include all commercial and industrial buildings as well as multifamily buildings with four or more units.
  • Buildings must be served by a participating Wisconsin electric or natural gas utility.
  • New buildings include free-standing buildings, adaptive reuse, substantial renovations and major additions to existing buildings.
  • The minimum project size is 5,000 square feet for typical building uses. Additional requirements may apply for mixed-use space or some type of facilities.
  • Other qualification criteria may be established on a case-by-case basis. Projects must also meet the program timing requirements to qualify.

How to Receive Incentives

  • Use our Enrollment Wizard early in design, to submit your contact and project information.
  • A Design Assistance Program representative will contact you within two business days to discuss your project and determine if your building is a good fit for the program.
  • Once accepted into the program, you’ll receive a customized analysis to assist with energy efficiency decisions and information regarding potential owner incentives. Design team incentives are provided upon completion of the analysis.
  • After the building has been completed, the implementation of the energy efficiency measures will be verified by Focus on Energy. At this time, the building owner will receive financial incentives.