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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Home Performance with Energy Star   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/14/2014
Program Overview:
State: Wisconsin
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Unspecified Technologies
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Reward Level 1: Air Sealing, Attic Insulation, Exterior Wall Insulation, Sill Box Insulation, Interior Foundation Insulation: 33% of improvement costs up to $1,250
Reward Level 2: Air Sealing, Attic Insulation, Exterior Wall Insulation, Sill Box Insulation, Interior Foundation Insulation: 75% of improvement costs up to $2,000
Bonus for 25% Energy Savings: $250
Free installation of CFLs, faucet aerators, shower heads, and pipe wrap
Home Energy Assessment: $200 - $400
Equipment Requirements:Eligible measures/equipment determined by auditor recommendations
Funding Source:Focus On Energy Program
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Through the Home Performance with Energy Star program, Focus on Energy offers instant rewards for installing select recommended efficiency measures following a home energy audit. Energy consultants inspect home energy systems, help identify the most effective measures for increasing home efficiency, and offer an instant reward on completed work based on recommendations. Rewards are available for insulation and sealing improvements for two reward levels that are based on household income.

Reward level 1 (household income of no more than 80% of State Median Income) is 33.3% of improvement costs up to $1,500.

Reward Level 2 (Household Income of 80% or less of State Median Income), the amount is 75% of improvement costs up to 2,000 and a free energy assesment.

Customers whose installation measures result in 25% energy savings will receive a $250 bonus. Interested customers should begin the process by scheduling an energy assessment with a Home Performance Trade Ally. Information about selecting a Trade Ally is available on the program web site.

Income-eligible residents may participate in the Assisted Home Performance Program. Interested customer must first apply for income eligibility.  The program begins with a free home energy evaluation. Based on the results of the evaluation, customer will install one or more measures with the help of Focus on Energy. Customers will be eligible for 75% of projects costs up to $2,500, as well as free CFLs and water-saving devices. Click here for additional information on participating in this program.

Please note that customer eligibility for Focus on Energy incentives is based on utility participation; interested individuals and companies should use the eligibility tool on the program web site to determine if their local utility participates in the Focus on Energy program.

  Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy
1 S Pinckney St., Suite 340
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (800) 762-7077
Web Site:
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