FOCUS ON ENERGY® Design Assistance Partnerships Make List of Top 2018 Building Projects

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Madison, WI – The Daily Reporter has released its Top Projects of 2018 list and many of the winning projects involved a partnership with Focus on Energy’s Design Assistance Program.

The Daily Reporter, a leading provider of print and online construction news in Wisconsin, will honor all the winners at an awards dinner on May 15.

Eleven of the 37 projects honored involved Design Assistance, including:

• American Family Insurance – The Spark
• Bay Area Medical Center
• Door County – New Community Center & EMS Headquarters
• Froedert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Integrated Procedural Platform
• Hill Farms Redevelopment Project – State Office Building
• Madison Municipal Building Renovation
• Mukwanago High School Additions + Renovations
• Northwestern Mutual 7Seventy7
• Sun Prairie Area School District – Token Springs and Meadow View Elementary Schools
• The North End
• UW-Stevens Point Chemistry Biology Building

“While I wish every construction project could experience the benefit of our energy modeling process, I am delighted that 11 of these very visible projects were participants,” said Barb Ohlsen with Focus on Energy’s Design Assistance Program. “The energy savings they will experience every year is the real benefit for them and receiving the owner incentive is icing on the cake!”

Focus on Energy offers energy expertise and financial incentives to business, residential and municipal customers that invest in energy-efficient equipment and projects. Focus on Energy’s various programs are available to ratepayers of the 107 Wisconsin utilities that fund the program.
“We count on our architect and engineer Trade Allies to enroll projects in the Design Assistance Program. Their cooperation in providing us with the right information is critical to efficient delivery of our services. We want to continue growing our group of repeat design team participants.” Ohlsen said.

The most recent independent evaluation found every $1 invested in Focus on Energy programs creates $5.93 in benefits for Wisconsin, including economic benefits, reduced energy costs and reduced pollution.

About Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state's investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus on Energy information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control Wisconsin's growing demand for electricity and natural gas. For more information call 800.762.7077 or visit

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