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Incentive Programs
Stoughton Utilities is proud to offer numerous incentive programs to our  customers. Some incentive programs require an application form to be completed by the customer prior to approval. When required, these forms can be downloaded by clicking the application icon below the program description.
CFL and LED Bulb Recycling
CFL and LED Bulb RecyclingCFL Recycling
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) help conserve natural resources like coal and gas by using far less electricity than common incandescent bulbs. CFLs last longer, too. Unfortunately, some good things do end and your CFL will eventually burn out.

All CFL bulbs, including ENERGY STAR® qualified bulbs, contain a small amount of mercury -- about 5 milligrams (mg) per bulb. That's less than the mercury in your average watch battery, and just enough to cover the tip of a ballpoint pen. CFLs are safe to use, as they do not emit mercury when they are intact, in use, properly stored, handled, and/or installed. Because CFLs do contain a small amount of mercury, the bulbs should be recycled properly and not thrown in the trash. By recycling the bulbs, you are helping prevent the release of mercury into the environment. Plus, almost all components of the bulbs can be reused.

Focus on Energy has made it easy for you by partnering with nearly 400 retailers across the state to offer free CFL recycling. Simply bring in your expired, unbroken CFLs to a participating retailer near you, and they will ship them to an environmental management center to be recycled in accordance with environmental regulations.

LED Recycling
You don’t have to worry about mercury with LED bulbs, but they do contain nickel, some lead, and even trace amounts of arsenic. When used properly, these lights are risk-free, but they have significant health hazards if they're thrown out in the trash to be left in a landfill. LED bulbs should be properly disposed of similar to other e-waste.

More than 95 percent of an LED bulb is recyclable. You can recycle your LED bulbs at Dane County Clean Sweep, or use Earth911's free search tool to find other recycling solutions near you.
ENERGY STAR Lighting
ENERGY STAR Lighting
Get instant discounts of up to $4.00 on LEDs!

Lighting accounts for about 20% of annual household electricity bills, or approximately $200 per year. Every time someone flips a light switch to turn on a light, coal is being burned at a power plant to produce electricity, and as it is burned it releases carbon dioxide (CO2), mercury and other toxins. The higher the bulb wattage, the more electricity needed to make it burn bright, and of course the more electricity used means higher energy costs for you.

You can save money by switching to energy-efficient lighting. Generally, the most energy-efficient types of home lighting are LED bulbs, which provide high-quality light, use less energy, and last longer than standard bulbs. By using less energy, efficient lighting reduces pollution and is better for the environment.

Focus on Energy’s ENERGY STAR® Lighting Program can help you save money and lower energy consumption. Focus on Energy is partnering with retailers around Wisconsin to offer instant discounts or coupons on ENERGY STAR qualified lighting products at participating retailers for select lighting products, while supplies last.

In Stoughton, participating retailers include Stoughton Garden Center, Asleson's True Value Hardware, Stoughton Lumber / Ace Hardware, Walgreens, and Walmart. Just look for the Focus on Energy Special Pricing sticker to save!
Multifamily Energy Savings Program
Multifamily Energy Savings ProgramMake your multifamily building more efficient for less with free measures and financial incentives.

Do you own or manage a multifamily building? Focus on Energy offers a variety of services to multifamily building owners, managers and developers to show how they can lower operating costs, achieve a better bottom line and improve the living spaces for tenants. The Multifamily Energy Savings Program specializes in energy efficiency projects for new and existing multifamily residential properties with four or more units and offers free installation of energy saving devices like LEDs, low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators in residential units.

Focus on Energy offers a variety of services to apartment & condo owners, including:
  • Energy evaluations, at no cost, that examine overall building performance, including heating and cooling systems and other measures.
  • Incentives for the purchase and installation of equipment at existing buildings, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, lighting and specialty measures.
  • Incentives for the purchase and installation of equipment at new construction projects, including HVAC equipment and common area lighting.
  • Additional incentives are available for custom projects specific to the existing or new building’s needs.
Visit Focus on Energy for more information.
 
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