Posts under Category: energy savings

  • Funding Opportunity: $6.5 Million from National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    [June 17, 2014]

    BY &  | IOWA ENERGY CENTER               National Renewable Energy Laboratory is seeking proposals for an initiative to improve the integration of renewable technologies with the electric power grid. The INTEGRATE (Integrated Network Testbed for Energy Grid Research and Technology Experimentation) initiative will help enable clean energy technologies to [...] Read More

  • Scammers Target Iowa Utility Customers
    [June 5, 2014]

    BY TOMMIE CLARK | GRAPHICS BY TAYLOR BUCKLEY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Iowa energy utility companies are reporting a widespread set of scams targeting their customers, with scammers claiming to represent local utility providers. Local, member-owned electric Consumers Energy Cooperative recently warned its members to “beware of utility scammers,” after the company was notified of a scam [...] Read More

  • IUB/OCA Building Wins National Architecture Award
    [May 1, 2014]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Because of its innovative sustainable design the Iowa Utilities Board and Office of Consumer Advocate (IUB/OCA) office building, located in the Iowa State Capitol Complex and designed by BNIM, is a recipient of the Top Ten Plus Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the [...] Read More

  • ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient Certification
    [April 24, 2014]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Professional Engineers nationwide can be certified to use the Building Energy Quotient (bEQ), a building energy performance benchmarking tool developed by the American Society of Heating Refrigeration Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). bEQ assessments provide building-specific energy savings measures and their estimated costs and paybacks. The system goes beyond rating or labeling [...] Read More