Focus on Energy

Go Energy Efficient to Enjoy Lower Costs and Superior Comfort

One of the top motivators to build a new home is the opportunity to improve energy efficiency. Nowhere is that more true than right here in the Chippewa Valley. Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program partners up homeowners with energy experts, builders and contractors with a goal of creating new homes that are between 10 and 100 percent more efficient than homes built to Wisconsin’s Uniform Dwelling Code. So not only can you create the living space you’ve been dreaming of, you can make it more efficient, comfortable, and earth-friendly than ever before.

As a proud trade ally of the Focus on Energy program, R. Tews Construction & Design helps homeowners in the Western Wisconsin area to meet the program’s objectives, both as builders of a complete custom home or the designers and contractors for any type of remodeling project. Whether it’s a new addition, sunroom, kitchen or bath, R. Tews works with homeowners throughout the Eau Claire, WI area to create spaces that are beautiful, functional, and remarkably energy efficient!

How It Works

Using an Energy Certified new home as an example, R. Tews Construction & Design merges a series of program mileposts into your building project, as follows:

  • We work with a Focus on Energy Building Performance Consultant to discuss and develop plans for your construction project.
  • After framing and insulating your new custom home, R. Tews invites the consultant to review the work.
  • Upon completion, the Building Performance Consultant makes a final home visit to actually gauge the performance.
  • Once the energy efficiency requirements are met, you will receive your Focus on Energy New Home certification!

That certification is much more than just a plaque on your wall! Not only will you enjoy the comfort and savings associated with top energy efficiency, but should you decide to relocate down the road, you’ve got a huge leg up on homes without the certification—and a higher asking price. The Focus on Energy program awards a one to four rating for new homes, signifying performance that is anywhere from ten to 100% more efficient than the existing codes. This is a huge differentiator, and we have a big variety of options to help maximize your results. Participating in the Focus on Energy program is easily one of the best decisions you’ll make in the whole building process!

For energy efficiency that’s almost off the chart, talk to R. Tews Construction & Design, your Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and Menomonie area custom home builders and remodelers. We’ll help you enjoy lower energy costs and superior comfort, in a home you’ll be proud to call your own.