New Home Certification

Build a Focus on Energy Certified new home

Build a new home that is up to 100% more energy efficient than the average new home built in Wisconsin.
Focus on Energy connects prospective home buyers with builders and energy experts to construct new homes that are between 25 and100% more efficient than homes built to Wisconsin’s Uniform Dwelling Code. Energy Certified New Homes are built to be as comfortable, durable, combustion safe and energy-efficient as possible.

New Home Certification Advantages
Your Focus on Energy Building Performance Consultant will make sure your home meets the highest standards for energy efficiency, combustion safety, comfort and durability—ensuring your dream home is a sound investment. In addition to a more energy-efficient home, you will also enjoy other benefits, including:

  • Dedicated Builders – Focus on Energy rewards builders for constructing homes to be as efficient as possible, so you know your new home will be built to save energy for years to come.
  • Lower Energy Bills – A Focus on Energy Certified New Home is at least 25% more efficient than homes that are built to standard code, which means lower energy costs and more efficient performance.
  • Comfort – Receive superior indoor air quality with air tightness that minimizes drafts and improves comfort. Sealed combustion equipment and carbon monoxide detectors ensure combustion safety and whole-house ventilation for proper circulation.
  • Proof of Quality – Your Building Performance Consultant conducts two site visits to review construction and overall performance; conducts scientific tests to ensure the proper performance of the air sealing, insulation, ventilation and combustion equipment; and certifies your new home.
  • Resale Advantage – A Focus on Energy New Home Certification offers added value when looking to resell your home.
     

How do I build a Certified Home?

  1. Next, your participating builder will work with a Focus on Energy Building Performance Consultant to review construction plans.

  2. After your new home is framed and insulated, your Building Performance Consultant will visit the home to review construction to date.

  3. Upon completing the construction on your new home, the Consultant will make a final visit to test the performance of your new home.

  4. If your home meets energy efficiency and performance requirements, you will receive your Focus on Energy New Home certification!