multifamily energy savings program

Your property owner or manager has chosen to participate in the Focus on Energy Multifamily Energy Savings Program. As
part of the program, money-saving products were installed in your home at absolutely no cost to you. You will immediately
begin saving energy as a result of the selected product installations. If you have questions about the products you received,
please call Focus on Energy at 866.486.0832. You can also visit
Do not use standard CFLs with
dimmers, timers or photocell
devices; these applications
require special bulbs.
Suitable for indoor and outdoor
use, but outdoor use requires
an enclosed fixture.
Install and remove lamp by
grasping plastic base; do not
grip and twist glass.
Best use: Table and floor lamps,
vented interior fixtures and
protected exterior fixtures.
Savings are approximate and will vary with
efficiency of heating and water heating system,
temperature of incoming and outgoing water,
and number of occupants per unit.
•Use up to 75% less energy, making it one of the most
economical ways to reduce energy use.
•Last up to 10 times longer than incandescent light bulbs,
reducing replacement costs.
•Run cooler than incandescent bulbs reducing fire risks.
•Qualified by ENERGY STAR®.
Energy-Efficient ShowerheadS (1.5 GPM)
•Use 40% less water than 2.5 GPM showerheads,
lowering utility, water and sewer bills.
•Self-cleaning and maintenance-free.
•High pressure with a pulsating massage feature.
Bathroom/KITCHEN Faucet Aerators (1.5 GPM)
•Use 32% less water than 2.2 GPM faucets, lowering utility, water and sewer bills.
•Feature flow control for no loss of water pressure.
For more information about the
products installed in your home or
to learn more about the program,
call 866.486.0832 or visit
Why should I choose CFLs?
CFLs use 75 percent less electricity
than traditional incandescent light
bulbs, and can be one of the most
economical ways to reduce your energy
use. They also last up to 10 times
longer than traditional incandescent
bulbs, which means you’ll save on
replacement costs.
Can I turn my CFL on and off
frequently? Or will doing so shorten its life?
ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs are
required to endure rapid cycling for five
minute intervals to ensure that the
products can hold up to frequent
switching. However, to take full
advantage of the energy savings and
long life that CFLs provide, it is best to
use them in the fixtures you use the
most and are on for at least 15
minutes at a time. As always, it is a
good habit to turn the lights off when
you leave the room for an extended
period of time.
Are CFLs safe for the environment?
Yes. While CFLs do contain a small
amount of mercury (3-5 milligrams,
which is no greater than the size of the
tip of a pen), none of the mercury can
be released unless the bulb is broken.
In fact, CFLs actually prevent more
mercury from entering the environment
by helping to reduce coal-fired power
plant emissions.
What if I break a CFL?
Not to worry, there are a few safety
precaution measures you can take to
clean it up:
1. After all people and pets have left
the room, open a window or door to
air out the space for 5-10 minutes.
Also, if you have a central forced air heating/air conditioning system,
make sure to turn it off.
2. Thoroughly sweep up the broken
glass with a broom and dustpan,
then wipe the rest with a damp
paper towel.
3. Promptly place bulb debris and
cleanup materials outdoors in a
sealed trash container until
materials can be disposed of
properly. Avoid leaving any bulb
fragments or cleanup materials
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, or to complete projects sooner than scheduled. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage
rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control the state's growing demand for
electricity and natural gas. For more information, call 800.762.7077 or visit
©2013 Wisconsin Focus on Energy
How do I properly dispose of unbroken CFLs?
It is important that the bulb remain
intact, so you should not break or crush
it. Take it to your nearest recycling
center or participating retailer for proper
disposal. Most communities have
designated locations for CFL disposal.
You can find the closest to you by
visiting or to find participating
retailers that offer CFL recycling. You
can also call 800.762.7077 and we
would be happy to assist you.
Where can I find a participating
retailer to purchase additional CFLs?
The Focus on Energy Residential
Lighting and Appliance Program offers
instant discounts or coupons for CFLs
at participating stores for customers
of participating utilities. Visit
to learn more.
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