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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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Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Wearing green is a time-honored tradition for St. Patrick’s Day – nobody wants to get pinched! But instead of wearing green for a single day, why don’t you and your colleagues incorporate GOING green into your office culture? Check out the infographic for more details on how your office can go green this holiday.  

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TEG Visits the Kinseth Hospitality Trade Show

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Last week, The Energy Group visited Bellevue, NE for the 2017 Kinseth Hospitality Trade Show. Throughout the morning, we got to converse with other vendors before the main trade show began. TEG staff members Emily, Candace, and myself had the pleasure of meeting and talking with all the Kinseth hotel managers along with some members of the leadership team, including Bruce and Gary Kinseth.   Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming, and interested in what we could do to help them save money on utility costs. We answered many great, insightful questions. A few of those interested in energy efficiency […]

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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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