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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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Easy Simple Solutions to Lower Your Heating Bill

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Employee Ryan Lovan was featured on Channel 13, WHO Tv, on Tuesday January 3, 2018. He provided tips and tricks that are easy to accomplish on your own. He discussed proper ways to: insulate pipes caulk around windows how to feel for a draft through a window or door (without using technology) water heater tips and many more Would you like to put more cash into your pocket? Then the time is now, click on the link below to watch the video. You won’t regret it!   Other Tips He Has for You: Air infiltration through the attic access panel. If […]

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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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2014 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Each year, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) holds their annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference in Chicago, IL. The annual conference is a chance for energy professionals to continue to promote the importance of energy efficiency in the Midwest, while celebrating the accomplishments from the past year. This year, Les and Amber attended the event which was held at the Fairmont Hotel in January. There were several interesting sessions at this year’s conference; discussing everything from water efficiency to energizing rural efficiency. At one event highlighting rural efficiency, panelists discussed new opportunities such as federal grant programs, collaborative networks, and […]

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Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC)

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

We partner with the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC).  SEDAC provides free energy assessments, trainings and technical assistance to public sector entities, businesses and not-for-profit organizations throughout Illinois.  The program is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and public utilities across the state. To date, the program has assessed the energy efficiency potential of more than 900 buildings throughout the state, identifying $38.6 million in potential annual cost savings. We look forward to working with SEDAC to assist Illinois customers with their energy efficiency needs! For more information, Illinois customers can contact Emily Rice […]

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Do You Offer an App for That?

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

More and more consumers are switching to Smartphones. Mobile Squared is a company in the United Kingdom that provides specialist research which enables brands, agencies, the public sector and mobile industry to access, and engage with, the mobile consumer.  According to a study Mobile Squared conducted in 2011, 117.9 million, or 37%, of 314.6 million mobile users had smart phones and entering this year that number has already increased to 47% (155.6 million of 327.8 million).  Of those millions of Smartphones, Android and iPhone are dominating the market. This year Android devices make up 52 percent of all Smartphone usage […]

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“Money For Motors” Incentive Program

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Commercial and industrial customers of MidAmerican Energy that are experiencing high energy costs, poor plant efficiency, unscheduled downtime, or high maintenance costs can now take part in the new “Money for Motors” Program. All commercial and industrial customers have the opportunity to receive a bounty for replacing any existing Pre-EPAct (pre 1997) operating motors through the program.  The following is a highlight of  motor requirements. Existing motors must: Be Pre-EPAct (pre-1997) up to 500hp. Currently be in operation. Operate at a minimum of 2,000 hours Be replaced with a NEMA premium motor. (List of NEMA Premium Motors) Be environmentally recycled. For […]

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Thank you & Happy New Year!

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

As 2011 is coming to a close, we would like to take time to say thank you to all of our new and returning customers! We value the relationships we have built and continue to build over the last 20 years. Our services reach across the Midwest to include Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and South Dakota.  This year we continued to expand our energy efficiency services to an ever-evolving industry; developing our new turn-key auditing software for commercial assessments, integrating PC Power Management to our assessment service package, and introducing Recommissioning to our Tools & Services. We also entered […]

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