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When to Use Energy Modeling

Energy modeling is a process which involves creating computer models of a buildings or facilities in order to analyze them and their energy usage.

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City of Ames Smart Business Challenge Luncheon

Recently the City of Ames held a recognition luncheon for members of its Smart Business Challenge. Find out what they did for their members.

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Anatomy of an Ames Energy Audit

Did you know that TEG provides free home energy audits for City of Ames residents? Here’s what you can expect from a typical residential energy audit.   The audit process involves two things: the site visit and the report. The site visit takes around an hour to complete. During the site visit the air conditioner, furnace, water heater, large appliances, insulation, lighting, and building shell are inspected and information is gathered on them (model/serial numbers, etc.)   Less Air Leaks. More Money. A blower door test is also run for homes that were built around or before the year 2000. […]

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