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Des Moines Public Schools earns Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for the 8th year in a row!

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

The Energy Group is excited to congratulate Des Moines Public Schools on earning Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for the 8th year in a row.

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Saving Money at Iowa’s Schools

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

TEG will be connecting with Iowa School Buildings and Grounds Association (ISBGA) members at the ISBGA Spring Conference this week. If you are attending, stop by and see us!

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Preparing for the warmer weather

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Spring is finally here and with it will come warmer temperatures. An important item to add to your Spring-cleaning list should be having an air conditioner tune up.

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Why monitoring your home’s energy usage is important.

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Shelter is a basic need, so many feel we have no control over the expense. Much like food, while it is necessary, we actually have a great deal of control.

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VSD, Another View

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

For many a variable speed drive still holds some mystery. I found it’s best understood if we take something we do nearly every day and relate it to the four common methods.

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March Madness 2019

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Learn more about the passion of The Energy Group helping our clients.

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Affordable Multifamily Property Projects – East View Manor

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

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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TEG Visits Adventure Lighting

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

  A recent venture to Adventure Lighting, a local lighting vendor, shed new light (pun intended) on the emerging world of LED lighting and controls. A staggering amount of coal and natural gas is burned every day to supply light to empty spaces. Whether we are looking at empty corridors, parking lots, or offices, the savings potential of replacing legacy lighting with LED and using controls are considerable, as is the electricity and dollars wasted by not pursuing energy efficiency.   The first thing shown to the TEG crew was the increasingly popular linear LED tube lamp, which is quickly […]

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Classroom Efficiency Contest

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

TEACHERS: Are your students circus fans?  Are you interested in teaching your students about energy efficiency and sustainability?  If you answered “yes” to both of these questions,  TEG has a fun contest for your class! Des Moines Metro Area classrooms, grades K-5, are encouraged to submit ideas for creative energy efficiency or sustainability solutions for their classrooms or schools.  Contestants should not only present their ideas in a media of their choice, but they should also describe why energy efficiency is important for their classroom, school, and Iowa!  Presentations are open ended so as not to inhibit creativity and the […]

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Trash Bash 2012

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

On Friday, April 20th the City of Des Moines hosted its annual Trash Bash event in honor of Earth Day. Each year volunteers cover over 50 project locations, cleaning up trash and landscaping, planting, cutting trees from fence lines and more.  Trash Bash 2011 had almost a thousand volunteers and removed over six thousand pounds of litter, tires, and recyclables. To continue our support of this fantastic event, TEG proudly put a team together. Thanks to a contribution from Big City Burgers, volunteers got to enjoy a free lunch and at the downtown block party.  Emily and Jesse even ran […]

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