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Energy-Efficiency & Building Energy Usage

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Why is energy efficiency important?

There are many benefits to having a building that operates efficiently; the most obvious being reduced energy and operational costs.

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Builder Training: Let’s Sell Energy!

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

CALLING ALL homebuilders, remodelers and heating and cooling contractor: come learn sales strategies increase profitability and strengthen the reputation of your company. This training teaches builders and contractors how to leverage energy efficiency benefits for better sales results. Please join us in either Ames or Cedar Rapids.  You will be amazed by the nationally recognized speakers and local presenters we have lined up. Energy efficiency is a win-win for both the homebuilder and the home buyer.  The homebuilder establishes the reputation as a company building lasting quality, home comfort and energy efficiency from the inside, out. Attention to detail during the […]

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Save Money and Energy During the Winter Season.

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Making sure exterior doors have adequate weather stripping along the bottom and sides of the door jam to help to prevent air infiltration. Programming your thermostat to automatically adjust at times when your home is unoccupied. This works well with individuals who have regular schedules. Having an energy audit done by their utility company to help them to identify energy saving measures. And especially to inspect insulation levels to ensure that they are up to code. If there’s not enough, they may be spending more on their heating bill. For newer homes that have several can light fixtures…these can be […]

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The Energy Groups Attends City of Ames Eco Fair

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

The Energy Group exhibited at the City of Ames’ Annual Eco Fair. Each year the City of Ames hosts this fair for all City of Ames residents to educate and raise awareness of sustainable practices, and to connect residents with business who can help them lower their impacts through a variety of methods, from rain capture to goat grazing, energy efficiency and more. We were able to connect with dozens of homeowners interested in signing up for the City of Ames Residential Energy Audit, a service provided to all City of Ames customers at no cost. All attendees who signed […]

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The Energy Group Attends 25th Annual Economic Development Conference

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Peoria, IL: The 25th Annual Rural Community Economic Development Conference, “Revitalization and Development Opportunities,” offered community leaders a multitude of strategies geared toward addressing the economic challenges confronting the nation. The Energy Group was among nearly 250 participants from throughout the Midwest who embraced the opportunity to learn from the successes of other community development professionals working to improve the economic environment. The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) hosts the conference each year in affiliation with the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council, chaired by Lt. Governor Sheila Simon, and Rural Partners. Jim Crandall of the Nebraska Cooperative Development Center began […]

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I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa Education Day

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

On Friday January 27th, The Energy Group, on behalf of MidAmerican Energy Company, presented an energy efficiency workshop at the 14th annual I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa Education Day.  Students from all over the State of Iowa gathered to participate in the Education Day and had opportunities to take part in workshops such as Step Classes, Spoken Word Poetry, and of course, MidAmerican Energy Company’s Energy Efficiency in Iowa workshop.  During the workshop, students learned how electricity was made, how energy efficiency benefits them and simple things they can do at home to save energy and money.   Since […]

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