Focus on Energy Joins Community Center in Helping First-Time Home Buyers
Milwaukee, WI – Focus on Energy is partnering with United Community Center (UCC) to help some new homeowners in Milwaukee save energy and money.
The community center, which also goes by Centro de la Comunidad Unida, provides programs to Hispanics and other residents on Milwaukee’s near south side. On Thursday, November 1, UCC will offer free light bulbs to residents who work with the center’s first-time home buyer’s program.
Megalight is providing 1,600 bulbs and Focus on Energy is paying $12,000 to cover their cost.
In addition to saving on the up-front cost of the bulbs, residents will save on their electricity bills. The 1,600 bulbs, over their lifetime, will combine to save the homeowners an estimated $109,664.
By being in on energy efficiency, Centro de la Comunidad Unida and the homeowners are also helping Wisconsin. The bulbs will save a combined 51,200 kWh of electricity in the first year alone. That’s equal to 41,689 pounds of burned coal.
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 United Community Center/Centro de la Comunidad Unida
The organization’s mission is to provide programs to Hispanics and near south side residents of all ages in the areas of education, cultural arts, recreation, community development, and health and human services. The UCC assists individuals to achieve their potential by focusing on cultural heritage as a means of strengthening personal development and by promoting high academic standards in all of its educational programs.