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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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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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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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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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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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2016 TEG Accomplishments: Affordable Housing in Iowa

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Residential buildings, including multi-family housing, are one of many sectors The Energy Group serves. Check out the graphic below to see the ways in which TEG assisted affordable housing facilities in the state of Iowa during 2016. To learn more about our residential services, click here.    

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The EPA named Des Moines Public Schools ENEGY STAR Partner of the Year

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year this week! DMPS has put an emphasis on improving its schools through energy management and whole building improvements.  This emphasis has garnered Forty-three out of Des Moines’s 60 schools to be ENERGY STAR – rated, meaning they cost forty cents per square foot less to operate than the average performers. EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson released a statement about the award. “As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR program, EPA is proud to recognize Des Moines Public Schools with the […]

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Meet Les Wilson: President of The Energy Group

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Yesterday, March 13th, was our CEO Les’s birthday, and he is turning the big 60!  To celebrate, we would like to briefly highlight Les and some of his experiences. Les graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor of Science Degree.  Before becoming co-owner of The Energy Group, he worked for 5 years as a sales engineer for a major temperature controls company.  Les and Kelly then opened The Energy Group and for 20 years Les has served as President.  As such, he oversees all of the technical staff, reviewing works-in-progress and final analyses.  He also works with major trade allies […]

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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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