Design new facilities for energy efficiency—and lower operational costs.
Focus on Energy offers design professionals, builders, developers and owners technical and financial support at every stage of the design and construction process. The financial incentives provided help reduce up-front costs of energy efficiency measures exceeding Wisconsin energy code requirements. Whether you are planning a new office building, renovating a school or constructing a new home, Focus on Energy provides opportunities to save.
See how we help project teams
Focus on Energy works with trade allies—architects, engineers and other design and construction professionals—to maximize energy efficiency opportunities at the optimal time. Learn more about how we support energy efficiency decision-making.
New Construction Trade Ally Awards
Energy Design Assistance
Energy Design Review
Energy Design Review (EDR) utilizes a simplified version of the EDA process for projects too far along in design to fully benefit from EDA. EDR also utilizes whole-building energy simulation analysis to investigate and capture savings associated with energy efficiency improvements included in the final design.
Multifamily New Construction Offering
Like Energy Design Review, the Multifamily New Construction offering uses a simplified version of design assistance to support projects too far along in the design phase to benefit from EDA. Product & Equipment Performance (PEP) evaluates your building holistically by rating energy systems as good/better/best. Receive an incentive per square foot based on the measures you choose. Find more details at Multifamily Product and Equipment Performance.
Product and Equipment Incentives
Are you past design, well into construction with limited ability to change or add measures, and/or nearing project completion? Product/Equipment incentives are available for projects still benefiting from energy-efficient new construction choices. See which equipment incentives are right for you in our equipment incentive catalogs.
Light Power Density - Overview (Part I)
Light Power Density - COMcheck (Part II)
Light Power Density - Individual Files (Part III)
New Homes incentives are available for new homes including single-family residential or multifamily buildings with three units or less. Focus on Energy connects prospective home buyers with builders and energy experts to construct new homes that are between 25% and 100% more efficient than homes built to Wisconsin’s Uniform Dwelling Code.
Not sure which opportunity makes the most sense for you?
Use our online application as early in the design process as possible to submit your contact and project information. A Focus representative will contact you within two business days to discuss your project and confirm which opportunity is best for you. After that we'll communicate the next steps to complete your project and maximize your energy savings and financial incentives.