Posts under Category: Energy Efficiency

  • ISU Researcher Wins DOE Grant
    [January 12, 2017]

    Dr. Zhangyou Wang of Iowa State University was recently awarded a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) worth more than $330,000. The project will also receive nearly $68,000 from the Iowa Energy Center’s matching grant program. “Iowa is rich in wind energy resources, and already has a very high penetration level of wind energy. [...]  Read More

  • Iowa Energy Plan Now Available
    [January 3, 2017]

    The Iowa Energy Plan was released late last month and identifies key focus areas “that could positively impact Iowa’s energy economy.” An executive summary of the Iowa Energy Plan was also made available. These focus areas included: Energy Workforce Development – ensuring that Iowa is able to attract and train professionals to meet the state’s future energy [...]  Read More

  • Save Money and Energy this Holiday Season
    [December 9, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The holidays are coming up and many people have already started to decorate their homes. Simple, energy-efficient decorating tips can help decrease the extra energy cost related to the usage of lighting displays. LED light strings can use up to 70% less energy than regular incandescent light strings. [...]  Read More

  • Energy Center Introduces 2016 Impact Award Winners at Energy Summit
    [October 31, 2016]

    Last week’s Iowa Energy Summit brought together industry leaders and experts from across the state. At the Summit, the Energy Center hosted its own track of sessions featuring researchers and a panel on the future of building efficiency. The day-long conference also gave the Energy Center a chance to introduce its 2016 Impact Award Winners. [...]  Read More

  • Smart Technologies Boost Home Efficiency
    [October 27, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Today’s household appliances are more advanced and energy efficient than ever before. New appliances and electronic devices can now be linked to the Internet to provide real-time statistics about your home’s energy efficiency. This information can then be used by homeowners to track energy use in detail to [...]  Read More

  • Energy Center Releases FY 2016 Annual Report
    [October 26, 2016]

    The Iowa Energy Center’s Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report is now available online. The Energy Center’s work focuses on four program areas: bioenergy, renewable energy, energy efficiency and education and outreach. This year, the Center awarded funding to 46 projects in these areas totaling more than $1.5 million. Other accomplishments in FY 2016 include: Energy [...]  Read More