The City of Madison is proud to be one of the state’s 2022 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award Recipients.

During an Aug. 18, 2022, press conference at the City of Madison Fire Station 14,  Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program, recognized the City of Madison for designing with energy-efficient features in its buildings.

Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Commissioner Tyler Huebner spoke about how the City of Madison leads the state with its use of the Focus on Energy program and designing new facilities and retrofitting existing ones to maximize energy efficiency.

“One thing that stands out about the City of Madison is the long-term commitment of sustainability and the integration of energy efficiency and sustainability … across facilities management and across Engineering, and that’s really a hallmark of the success you’ve had and what we’ve seen across the state in some of the most successful implementations of Focus on Energy,” Huebner said.

Since 2015, the City of Madison has received $1.1 million of incentives to use in projects from Focus on Energy.

Focus on Energy awarded the City for its energy efficiency work, specifically for including energy features on the following projects: Metro Maintenance Building Remodel, Police Department energy efficient equipment installations (including MPD East, West and Training center), Ashman Library, water supply wells, Fire Department Fire Stations and solar installation on City buildings.

“Engineering, and Facilities in particular, is still embodying that commitment to sustainability so that every building that we design, that the City of Madison has a hand in, is designed to the highest energy efficiency standard, and we always go for a LEED designation, and we often achieve it,” City of Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway said. “…The work we’re doing in the City is rooted in the need to make an impact on climate change.”

The City of Madison also is working across all agencies to achieve 100 percent renewable energy and zero net carbon emissions for City operations by 2030.

The following people spoke at the press conference: Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Commissioner Tyler Huebner, City of Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, City of Madison Engineering Division Public Information Officer Hannah Mohelnitzky, City of Madison Sustainability Coordinator Stacie Reece, Focus on Energy Director Lisa Stefanik, Focus on Energy Advisor Chris Seitz.

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Background on Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state’s investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy products. Focus on Energy information, resources, and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. A recent independent evaluation found that for every $1 invested, Focus on Energy generates more than $4 in benefits for Wisconsin residents and businesses. For more information call 800.762.7077 or visit

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