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2018 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Hitting downtown Chicago earlier this month, representatives from The Energy Group attended the 2018 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference held at the legendary Chicago Hilton & Towers.   The conference began on Wednesday morning, February 7 with a pre-conference summit where conference attendees discussed good policy for economic growth. Sound policy can drive energy efficiency investments and will lead to the creation of sustainable regional economic growth. There was a diverse perspective of advocacy and policymaker views on the value of contractor and business-led advocacy, the economic impact of energy efficiency and how we best leverage our collective efforts to shape future […]

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Iowa Association of Energy Efficiency: Scholarship

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

IAEE Scholarship Program Pursuing degree which supports mission of IAEE? Then check out Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency Scholarship. IAEE will award up to 2 – $1,000 scholarships to individuals.* Due by April 15, 2018. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must: Have a High School diploma or GED at the time of application Be a student pursuing a degree which supports the mission of IAEE Currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in Iowa Completed a minimum of one semester/trimester of post-secondary education Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher Committed to pursuing a career in the energy efficiency industry […]

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Mayor, City of Ames, ISU Praise Local Businesses

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Don Kom and Steve Wilson of City of Ames Electric, Merry Rankin of ISU, and Mayor Haila recognized six local businesses for their commitment and success in applying sustainable and energy efficient strategies during a ceremony at Reiman Gardens in late January. TEG wishes to congratulate The Loft, Duckworth Wearing, Fighting Burrito, Green Hills Retirement, McFarland Clinic, and Wheatsfield Cooperative for their efforts! 

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Lowering Energy Bills Saves The Planet.

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Are your walls and ceilings at the recommendation levels of insulation?. If they are not, updating your insulation can save on your energy bills and save on CO2 from 140 to 2100 pounds per year. Also, people in the colder climates can produce up to 5.5 tons of CO2 from natural gas, 8.8 tons of CO2 for oil, and 23 tons of CO2 from electric heaters. Weatherizing your home with heat shrink plastic can save 1100 pounds of CO2 emissions per year. Using the recommended setting on major appliances can save on your energy bills and also CO2 emissions. *Think […]

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Lowering Energy Bills Saves The Planet.

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Are your walls and ceilings at the recommendation levels of insulation?. If they are not, updating your insulation can save on your energy bills and save on CO2 from 140 to 2100 pounds per year. Also, people in the colder climates can produce up to 5.5 tons of CO2 from natural gas, 8.8 tons of CO2 for oil, and 23 tons of CO2 from electric heaters. Weatherizing your home with heat shrink plastic can save 1100 pounds of CO2 emissions per year. Using the recommended setting on major appliances can save on your energy bills and also CO2 emissions. *Think […]

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New Approaches to Home Energy Efficiency Incentives

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Several tough and interesting topics were engaged during the recent Iowa Energy Summit, an annual gathering of industry professionals, utility representatives, lawmakers, real estate professionals and others. Three presentations put a spotlight on single-family and low-income homes and innovative ways to boost participation in energy efficiency programs. The first speaker came to us from the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), based in Minneapolis. Shockingly to my ears, the pilot they conducted tallied roughly 30% of participating homes in this chilly region lacking any wall insulation. This non-profit has taken a hip-deep approach to turning audits into projects, coordinating with […]

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Easily Implemented Energy Saving Tips

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Energy efficiency is a noble goal to strive for, but sometimes the realities of life (namely, money or the lack thereof) can get in the way of realizing these goals. Cindy, our manager for TEG’s Affordable Housing Program, has put together this helpful infographic that provides budget-friendly ways for you and your tenants to save energy – and money. Click on the link below to view and download the infographic. Energy Saving Tips Flyer 6.9.2017

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The Super Bowl and Energy Efficiency

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Super Bowl LI is this Sunday! Whether you’re a Patriots fan or a Falcons fan, chances are you’re either holding a Super Bowl party or attending one hosted by friends or family. With so many people tuning in, you may think that energy usage spikes during this time- but in reality, it actually drops! How does this work? According to the National Center for Policy Analysis, this drop in energy use occurs precisely because of the number of people who hold or attend Super Bowl parties. Say you’re attending a watch party with seven other people. Only one TV is […]

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The (Savings) Power of LED Lights

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

2017 has brought some exciting new changes with our installations! TEG is now installing LED light bulbs and fixtures as part of our Energy Efficiency for Affordable Housing program. Check out the infographic for more details on how LEDs can save you and your tenants even more money.  

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2016 TEG Accomplishments: Affordable Housing in Iowa

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Residential buildings, including multi-family housing, are one of many sectors The Energy Group serves. Check out the graphic below to see the ways in which TEG assisted affordable housing facilities in the state of Iowa during 2016. To learn more about our residential services, click here.    

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