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Milwaukee VA Saves Millions in Energy Costs, Receives Excellence Award

Milwaukee VA Medical Center

Fri, Aug 05, 2022

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center was honored Tuesday for energy-saving projects that have saved millions of dollars in utility costs and reduced its carbon footprint. Milwaukee VA is one of 10 organizations in Wisconsin to receive the 2022 Energy Efficiency ...

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Independent Study Shows Economic Benefit of Focus on Energy

Every dollar invested in energy efficiency returns more than $4 to Wisconsin’s economy

Tue, May 31, 2022

Wisconsin residents and businesses keep proving the statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program stimulate the economy while eliminating energy waste. An annual, independent evaluation showed in 2021 FOCUS ON ENERGY® returned more than $4 for every...

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Saving Energy Raises Funds for Nonprofits in New Richmond

Conserving energy at home showed residents that small changes make big differences

Thu, May 19, 2022

New Richmond residents raised $9,882 in donations for three, local nonprofits in the FOCUS ON ENERGY® “Save to Give Challenge” and have an opportunity to donate more in October. By the end of April, 267 households were taking easy actions to save energy at hom...

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2022 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award Winners Show Commitment to a Sustainable Energy Future for Wisconsin

Tue, May 17, 2022

FOCUS ON ENERGY® is proud to announce and honor the 2022 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award winners and the 2022 Trade Ally Excellence Award winners. There are five businesses, five contractors, one farm, one school district and one university, and 2 governmen...

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Innovation, Transformation, Sustainability: Celebrating 20 Years of FOCUS ON ENERGY®

Statewide energy efficiency/renewable energy program honored by Governor Evers

Thu, May 12, 2022

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers joined with lawmakers, Department of Administration and Public Service Commission officials, representatives from the utilities, and contractors to honor Focus on Energy for 20 years of partnering with Wisconsin utilities to reduc...

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Innovation Earns FOCUS ON ENERGY® a 2022 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award

Thu, May 05, 2022

Wisconsin homeowners helped Focus on Energy win the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award because of their commitment to energy efficiency. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy deliver these awards to organizations th...

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Saving Energy Raised Funds for Nonprofits in Mount Horeb

Conserving energy at home showed residents little changes make big differences

Mon, May 02, 2022

Mount Horeb residents made “Sparkson” the Energy Troll proud this March by raising $3,882 in the FOCUS ON ENERGY® “Save to Give Challenge.” By the end of the month, 103 households were taking easy actions to save energy at home and raising money for Neighb...

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Schools Reduce Energy Waste and Win Cash

The six-week competition taught students how small, energy-efficient changes make big differences

Fri, Apr 15, 2022

Students at Oconomowoc High School, Jack Young Middle School in Baraboo, and Royal Oaks Elementary School in Sun Prairie can call themselves “Energy Efficiency Scholars” for their efforts in the Renew our Schools Energy Conservation Competition. The three scho...

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That is a Wrap! Saving Energy in the Chequamegon Bay

FOCUS ON ENERGY® awards seven Bayfield County nonprofits in the “Save to Give” Challenge

Tue, Mar 22, 2022

The Bayfield County/Focus on Energy “Save to Give” program concluded early in March with checks for more than $5,500 distributed to seven county non-profits. The pilot program focuses on small changes residents can make to create energy savings. Washing with c...

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How to Offset the Negative Energy Impact of COVID-19 in Schools

Thu, Mar 03, 2022

Over the past two years, many schools implemented operational changes based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) input and recommendations in response to COVID-19. Changes included increasing the presence of outdoor air through open windows w...

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Lower Your Heating Bills and Focus on Your Home

Simple Changes Now Help Save Money and Energy Later

Tue, Feb 22, 2022

Home heating costs, regardless of how you heat your home, have Wisconsin residents looking for ways to save money and energy. FOCUS ON ENERGY®, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, offers a variety of incentives to...

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Wisconsin Real Estate Agents Focus on Energy Efficiency Education

Ambassador Initiative Earns Inspiring Efficiency Award

Thu, Feb 03, 2022

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance honored FOCUS ON ENERGY® with the 2021 Inspiring Efficiency Education Award for its Real Estate Ambassador Initiative. Real estate professionals across Wisconsin started partnering with Focus on Energy in 2019 providing e...

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