• [ August 29, 2013 ]
    Granger, IA

  • Conference: Faith in a Changing Climate Conference


Iowa Interfaith Power & Light will be hosting the third annual “Faith in a Changing Climate” conference on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM at Jester Park Lodge (11407 NW Jester Park Drive) in Granger, Iowa, 50109. The theme of this year’s conference is Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Congregational Facilities.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Mark A. Torgerson, Professor of worship, theology, and architecture at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church, having served churches in Wisconsin and Connecticut. Dr. Torgerson’s most recent book is Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry: Congregations, Their Buildings, and Creation Care published by Alban.

Kimberly Dickey, LEED AP, President of I-Renew and owner of Kimberly Dickey Designs will present our renewable energy session: What Should My Solar Investment Look Like? This hour-long seminar will introduce you Iowa Renewable Energy Association and to the Iowa Solar Energy Cooperative Solar Financing Educational Initiatives; discuss current solar market trends; walk you through the basics of solar electric PV technology; and review financial models based on multiple solar PV system sizes (residential and commercial).

Our colleagues at the Center on Sustainable Communities will present on energy efficiency with: Energy Efficiency & Existing Buildings: How Proper Assessment Pays Off. The value of understanding the building you have is frequently overlooked when addressing energy efficient upgrades. Before purchasing new windows, upgrading a heating/air-conditioning (HVAC) system, or even sealing air leaks, a thorough evaluation is likely the best investment a congregation can make. A comprehensive assessment goes beyond an energy audit to properly identifying interior and exterior opportunities and constraints that exist for a building. This pre-planning tool often reveals surprising solutions and energy efficiency priorities take on new meaning.

Registration Cost is $35 and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a resource kit for each participant.

Click here to register for the event.

Click here for a downloadable flyer to share with your network.

Iowa IPL has a limited number of display booths available to organizations on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $50 and includes a 6 foot table and registration for one individual from your organization. To register for a booth, click here.

Sponsorships are available! For more information on how you or your business or organization can sponsor this event, contact Susan Guy at, or 515-689-1112.