Build a Focus on Energy Certified New Home

Build a new home that is up to 100% more energy efficient as 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%-100% more efficient than homes built to Wisconsin’s residential building codes.

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 30% more efficient than homes built to code, which means higher performance and lower energy costs.

  • Comfort – Reducing exterior air infiltration provides superior indoor air quality, minimizes drafts, and improves comfort. Sealed combustion equipment and carbon monoxide detectors ensure combustion safety and whole-house ventilation provides proper air circulation.

  • Proof of Quality – Your Building Performance Consultant conducts two site visits to review construction and overall performance. Testing is done to ensure the proper performance of the air sealing, insulation, ventilation and combustion equipment. Your Building Performance Consultant will then certify your new home.

  • Resale Advantage – A Focus on Energy New Home Certification adds resale value if you decide to put your home on the market.
How do I build a Certified Home?

Find an approved local builder that partners with Focus on Energy.

Find a Builder

Your builder will work with a Focus on Energy Building Performance Consultant to review the construction plans.


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


Once construction is complete, the Consultant will make a final visit to test the performance of your new home.


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

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