Grant and Research Library

Welcome to the Grant and Research Library. This database provides reports and award information about current and past grant recipients. You can also find Iowa Energy Center case studies, publications and presentations. All information can be searched by focus, year and program area or through keywords entered into the search field. Please note: the default listing of library items on this page is by date uploaded and not by project date. Use the drop down menu on the left to list projects by the desired year.

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Summary:

The Iowa Utilities Board and Office of Consumer Advocate (IUB/OCA) office building is located in Des Moines, Iowa, with 44,640 square feet of gross area. It is LEED Platinum and ENERGY STAR (scored 100) rated, and one of the top high-performance buildings in the United States. The objectives of this case study are to describe [...]

Program Area:

Other (presentations, etc.)

Focus:

Energy Efficiency

  • Commercial

Summary

The Iowa Utilities Board and Office of Consumer Advocate (IUB/OCA) office building is located in Des Moines, Iowa, with 44,640 square feet of gross area. It is LEED Platinum and ENERGY STAR (scored 100) rated, and one of the top high-performance buildings in the United States. The objectives of this case study are to describe the energy efficient design features and integrated building design process, evaluate the actual building energy use and compare with the design intent, calibrate and compare the building energy simulation design model to a calibrated as-built model, and conduct a post-occupancy occupant comfort evaluation. The overarching goal is to increase public awareness and understanding of high performance building design and operations through research, analysis, demonstration, and information dissemination.

Location:

Des Moines, Iowa

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Grants to Green

Grant Energy Efficiency Jan. 2014 — Feb. 2014 Dubuque, IA
Summary:

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) applied for funds to assist in completing an application for a $1.25 million “Grants to Green” (G2G) Replication Grant. G2G is a program that pays for energy improvements of nonprofit owned buildings which helps these nonprofits save money on their utility bills. As part of the application, CFGD [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Summary

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) applied for funds to assist in completing an application for a $1.25 million “Grants to Green” (G2G) Replication Grant. G2G is a program that pays for energy improvements of nonprofit owned buildings which helps these nonprofits save money on their utility bills. As part of the application, CFGD must complete a market analysis which includes a sample of energy surveys performed by qualified engineers. The IEC funds will specifically pay for these surveys to be completed in January 2014.

Award Amount:

$5,000

Grant Active Dates:

Jan. 2014 — Feb. 2014

Organization:

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Principal Investigator:

Eric Dregne

Status:

closed

Location:

Dubuque, IA

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Summary:

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) received this planning grant which facilitated a half day workshop that helped IAMU and its partners develop and submit a proposal for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Solar Market Pathways funding opportunity announcement. IAMU has proposed to work with [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Solar

Summary

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) received this planning grant which facilitated a half day workshop that helped IAMU and its partners develop and submit a proposal for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Solar Market Pathways funding opportunity announcement. IAMU has proposed to work with eight Iowa municipal utilities to perform technical analysis on the deployment of solar PV and develop community solar deployment plans.

Award Amount:

$2,533

Grant Active Dates:

Jun. 2014 — Jul. 2014

Organization:

Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities

Principal Investigator:

Anne Kimber

Status:

closed

Location:

Ankeny, IA

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Bioenergy Technology Education Center (BTEC) Partner Summit

Grant Renewable Energy Jun. 2014 — Aug. 2014 Ottumwa, IA
Summary:

Indian Hills Community College was awarded an NSF ATE Planning Grant to put together a team and plan of action to establish the Bioenergy Technology Education Center (BTEC). A BTEC Partner Summit was planned for the end of June, 2014. The meeting brought together all potential partners who will participate in the full BTEC proposal [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Biomass
  • Education

Summary

Indian Hills Community College was awarded an NSF ATE Planning Grant to put together a team and plan of action to establish the Bioenergy Technology Education Center (BTEC). A BTEC Partner Summit was planned for the end of June, 2014. The meeting brought together all potential partners who will participate in the full BTEC proposal either as funded training partners, non-funded training partners, or industry partners. The project grew beyond the initial budget for the Summit; therefore Indian Hills Community College asked for help to fund this important Summit.

Award Amount:

$5,000

Grant Active Dates:

Jun. 2014 — Aug. 2014

Organization:

Indian Hills Community College

Principal Investigator:

Chuck Crabtree

Status:

closed

Location:

Ottumwa, IA

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NSF Urban Sustainability Network Proposal: Urban Surface Evolution

Grant Renewable Energy Mar. 2014 — Apr. 2014 Ames, IA
Summary:

Research effort focused on the creation and submission of a $12-million NSF proposal within NSF’s highly-interdisciplinary Urban Sustainability Network framework funding opportunity. Our team’s proposed five-university centers will focus on the development and implementation f an urban surface evolution by which urban systems might significantly advance their energetic, environmental, and economic sustainability.

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Other

Summary

Research effort focused on the creation and submission of a $12-million NSF proposal within NSF’s highly-interdisciplinary Urban Sustainability Network framework funding opportunity. Our team’s proposed five-university centers will focus on the development and implementation f an urban surface evolution by which urban systems might significantly advance their energetic, environmental, and economic sustainability.

Award Amount:

$5,000

Grant Active Dates:

Mar. 2014 — Apr. 2014

Organization:

Iowa State University

Principal Investigator:

James E. Alleman

Status:

closed

Location:

Ames, IA

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Water and Wastewater Treatment Costs, Energy Consumption and Efficiency Potential

Grant Energy Efficiency Jul. 2013 — Mar. 2014 Ankeny, IA
Summary:

Iowans do not know how much energy and money is imbedded in a gallon of pumped, treated and distributed water across the state, nor do we know the energy and cost embedded in a gallon of collected, treated and discharged wastewater. IAMU is proposing two projects: create an Excel analytical tool for city staff to [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Summary

Iowans do not know how much energy and money is imbedded in a gallon of pumped, treated and distributed water across the state, nor do we know the energy and cost embedded in a gallon of collected, treated and discharged wastewater. IAMU is proposing two projects: create an Excel analytical tool for city staff to use to calculate their individual costs and energy consumption per gallon for water treatment and distribution; and second to develop a water conservation planning guide and set of model ordinances.

Award Amount:

$13,338

Grant Active Dates:

Jul. 2013 — Mar. 2014

Organization:

Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities

Principal Investigator:

Anne Kimber

Status:

closed

Location:

Ankeny, IA

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