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Energy Savings in Grocery Stores

Grocery and convenience stores use significant amounts of energy due to long hours and large energy demands for refrigeration, display lighting, cooking, and heating and cooling.

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Iowa School Begins LED Retrofit Process

The Energy Group (TEG) recently helped a local 4A school district begin the process of converting their schools’ lighting to LED.

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Energy Efficiency: A Breath of Fresh Air

Air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels does significant harm to public health in the U.S. Here are some revealing facts.

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New Approaches to Home Energy Efficiency Incentives

Several tough and interesting topics were engaged during the recent Iowa Energy Summit, an annual gathering of industry professionals, utility representatives, lawmakers, real estate professionals and others. Three presentations put a spotlight on single-family and low-income homes and innovative ways to boost participation in energy efficiency programs. The first speaker came to us from the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), based in Minneapolis. Shockingly to my ears, the pilot they conducted tallied roughly 30% of participating homes in this chilly region lacking any wall insulation. This non-profit has taken a hip-deep approach to turning audits into projects, coordinating with […]

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