Black River Falls Municipal Utilities (BRFMU) provided extra funding for the new Jackson County Interfaith Volunteers building. Focus on Energy awarded incentives, which were matched by BRFMU, to help make it possible to increase the building’s energy efficiency.
Interfaith is a nonprofit organization in Black River Falls that coordinates over 200 volunteers providing care to over 250 community members through programs for older adults, disabled individuals, those with special needs, and respite care for caregivers.
According to Interfaith’s Executive Director Lori Chown, “We have been in our new home for over a month now and are so thankful for all the community support. The matching grant from BRFMU will help us as we continue to grow and expand our services.”
BRFMU works very closely with Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency program, and will provide a match of any incentives offered for electric energy savings up to $500 per customer, per year for business customers.
“As the community’s locally owned, not-for-profit utility, we’re really excited to help Interfaith incorporate more energy efficiency techniques into their building,” shared BRFMU General Manager Casey Engebretson. “Energy efficient buildings use less power, leading to lower bills and reducing the need to build costly new generation sources, so it’s a win-win situation for everyone and we’re glad we could help.”
Local businesses and organizations interested in upgrading their facility’s energy efficiency are encouraged to contact BRFMU to see which grant programs or incentives may be available. Some programs require preapproval, so it is important to contact BRFMU before the project begins.