We want to reduce energy consumption in our county buildings. Where can we find baseline energy usage data for public buildings?
-Regina in Iowa
Jan. 22, 2015
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Xiaohui Zhou, Ph.D., P.E.
Program Manager

Iowa Public Building Benchmarking Program is a state-wide program helping  Iowa public organizations benchmark their [...]

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I have an older all electric home. My electric bill for November was very high. What should my short and long term priorities be for lowering my electric bill?
-Chris in Iowa
Jan. 20, 2015
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Xiaohui Zhou, Ph.D., P.E.
Program Manager

Your short term priority is to find a qualified energy auditor to do a comprehensive [...]

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Would putting solar panels on a small porch roof make sense and be eligible for tax credits?
-Anne in Iowa
Dec. 8, 2014
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Bill Haman, P.E.
Program Manager

The viability and economics of any renewable energy project are very site specific.  The orientation [...]

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Are fixed solar panels with reflectors better than solar panels on a tracking system?
-Bob in Iowa
Nov. 25, 2014
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Bill Haman, P.E.
Program Manager

The comparison of energy generation between solar modules having reflectors versus those mounted on a [...]

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How is electricity carried to other places and how far away could it be used?
-Non-resident
Oct. 28, 2014
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Bill Haman, P.E.
Program Manager

Electricity is transmitted from power generation stations to local distribution networks through a series of [...]

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What are my options in central Iowa for selling/marketing switchgrass?
-Chris in Iowa
Aug. 28, 2014
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Norm Olson
Project Manager

Generally, a person’s options for selling/marketing switchgrass in Iowa are limited, with better probability in [...]

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