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2018 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

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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Affordable Multifamily Property Projects – East View Manor

The Energy Group recently installed free energy efficiency items at East View Manor, a senior, affordable multifamily property managed by the City of Des Moines. The energy saving items were provided and installed for free as part of the energy efficiency program for affordable multifamily housing. The program, sponsored by Alliant Energy, Black Hills Energy and MidAmerican Energy Company, also offers enhanced rebates for energy efficient projects such as heating, cooling, windows, insulation, and additional lighting updates. Rebates can be as high as 40% for materials and labor. For some insulation projects, the rebate can be as high as 70% […]

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Springtime is the Best time to Get Your Energy Assessment

Spring is here! The days get longer, the weather is warming up and it’s time for deep cleaning. It’s also an excellent time to get a free energy assessment! During the spring, your energy costs typically decrease and your energy costs are not top of mind. With a free energy assessment, you will get a report that details the energy losses and potential energy savings you can achieve with energy efficient updates. In addition, the report will identify rebates that are available with certain updates. They can be as simple as weather stripping to a complete upgrade of your heating […]

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