Government Facilities

Lead by example. Encouraging energy efficiency in the public sector.

Focus on Energy can improve energy efficiency at the state level by guiding staff through potential energy savings projects for Federal, State, County and Municipal entities. Fire stations, libraries, office buildings, storage facilities and garages to name a few are all have opportunities to save energy in their lighting systems, heating ventilation and air conditioning systems and system controls for example.  


Did You Know?

The Wisconsin state government, with hundreds of facilities and thousands of vehicles in various locations, is one of the largest energy consumers in the state. They offer loan programs for energy efficient investments to residents and, in turn, try to lead by example requiring energy efficient public buildings and fleets.

Save Energy. Smarter.

Find a local Energy Advisor to determine what technologies are best for your buildings.  For general questions, contact an AgSG Representative at 888.947.7828 to get started.

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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning


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.