Eau Claire – As a Focus on Energy Trade Ally contractor, Market & Johnson knows better than most the benefits of the statewide energy efficiency program. So, it is no surprise the general contracting company is taking advantage of Focus on Energy incentives to make their offices more energy-efficient.
Market & Johnson recently installed interior and exterior LED lighting and fixtures at its new Eau Claire headquarters and also installed occupancy sensors to help reduce energy waste. The projects create an estimated energy savings of 2,230,000 kWh over the lifecycle of the lights, which is the equivalent of 1,815,000 pounds of burned coal. The company also expects to see significant energy savings from energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment installed in the new building.
Market & Johnson earned $8,530 in Focus on Energy incentives for the lighting project and is expected to earn nearly $5,000 for the heating and cooling project. The company is also receiving a bonus incentive of $4,000 from its utility, Xcel Energy, bringing total incentives for the energy-efficiency projects to around $17,000.
Xcel Energy matches Focus on Energy incentives up to 50%, not exceeding $4,000, for qualifying business customers. It is among the largest of the 108 Wisconsin utilities that fund the Focus on Energy program.
“We really want to make that effort, number one, to pitch energy efficiency, but also to bring any possible rebates and those dollars back to the Eau Claire/Chippewa Valley area,” said Tom Bachmeier, Strategic Account Representative with Xcel Energy-Wisconsin.
Market and Johnson has worked as a Trade Ally contractor on hundreds of projects through the Focus on Energy program.
A recent evaluation report found every $1 invested in Focus on Energy programs creates $5.93 in benefits for Wisconsin, including economic benefits, reduced energy costs, and reduced pollution.
About Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' 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 projects. Focus on Energy information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control Wisconsin's growing demand for electricity and natural gas. For more information call 800.762.7077 or visit focusonenergy.com.
About Market & Johnson
Market & Johnson is a General Contractor/Construction Manager offering services for construction projects such as construction management, general contracting, and design build. The largest contractor in the area, Market & Johnson prides itself on also being the highest-quality contractor in western Wisconsin. The company has earned a reputation for getting its projects done on time and within the project budget.
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