MADISON, Wis. — Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program, delivered a check for more than $17,000 to the Madison Police Department as an incentive payment for energy-efficient features built into the department’s new Midtown District police station.

The building, which opened in September, features energy-saving qualities that include insulated walls, occupancy sensors for lighting, and high-efficiency HVAC and boilers. The incentive payment will help offset some of the initial costs of the energy-efficient equipment, and the efficiency of the building will save the department an estimated $22,123 a year in energy costs, according to Focus on Energy.

“It’s been fantastic — everything we thought it would be and more,” said Capt. Jay Lengfeld. “It’s working out to be very functional for the police department. We have a lot of energy savings, so it’s a very efficient building … I think the end product is [going to] show a lot of positive results.”

The City of Madison and its police department are customers of Madison Gas & Electric, one of the 107 statewide utilities that fund Focus on Energy. The statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program offers monetary incentives and energy expertise to eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses, helping to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Publication date: 12/14/2018

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