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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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Alliant Energy’s Commercial New Construction Incentive Program

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Alliant Energy believes “energy-efficient buildings use less energy, cost less to operate, and impact the environment less than conventional buildings”. And we agree! To further support their message, they have developed a program to assist commercial facility owners and developers build in energy savings during the design phase on both new construction and major remodel projects. Iowa and Minnesota customers in Alliant Energy’s service territory may qualify for the Commercial New Construction Incentive Program and, if eligible to participate, customers could receive free energy design assistance by means of comprehensive energy modeling as well as design team and construction incentives. [...]

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