Wisconsin offers an energy efficient new homes program called "Wisconsin ENERGY STAR® Homes" in which every certified home undergoes a series of performance tests and must meet specific program standards before being certified. Based on testing, each home is assigned a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) index number. Per EPA guidelines, the minimum acceptable HERS index number is 80 - the lower the number, the more energy efficient the home. Homes certified through the Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes Program provide homeowners with assurances that their new home is comfortable, safe, durable and energy efficient.
For more information about the Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes Program, call Focus on Energy at 800-762-7077.
Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed, or to complete projects sooner than scheduled. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control the state's growing demand for electricity and natural gas.
Homeowners of Wisconsin Energy Star Homes can expect all of the following in their new homes: