• [ April 4, 2013 ]
  • An Invitation to Participate: Iowa Public Building Benchmarking Project Phase II

Join more than 100 other leading Iowa building managers using the Iowa Public Building Benchmarking System to gain more control over your energy dollars.

Every successful public sector leader wants to run their organization more efficiently, and knowing where to focus resources for the greatest result can make your efficiency investment go further, faster.  Fortunately, Iowa’s public building owners now have the chance to participate in the Iowa Benchmarking System – a system that can help facilities use less energy while giving you more focus on your facility’s energy needs.

The Iowa Benchmarking System, offered in partnership between the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa Energy Center, University of Northern Iowa, and the Weidt Group, announces a new opportunity for public facilities owners to join more than 100 other leading Iowa building managers using the system to gain more control over your energy dollars.

Through the use of this proven technology based system, public sector facility managers can target buildings and energy savings improvements with the greatest return for their investment.  You can also access reports to learn more about how your facilities compare to similar facilities in Iowa and around the country. When energy saving improvements are made to your facility, the IBS can be used as a tool to track the results over time and ensure your investment is reaping the anticipated energy reductions.

Best of all, participation in the Iowa Benchmarking Program for qualified public facilities is available at no cost for up to 800 selected buildings. Assistance for data entry and management is provided through the Iowa Energy Center, freeing your time and money to focus on achieving and measuring results. If you need assistance in identifying ways to make facility improvements based on the results you see, the Iowa Benchmarking Program partnership can help you gain easy access to the energy assistance programs offered in your area.

Selection for this enrollment period will end on June 1, 2013. 

If your organization is interested in participating, please complete the request participation formIf you want to learn more about the Iowa Benchmarking System, take a few minutes to view a recorded webinar. For any other questions or comments, contact us

Below is a list of organizations currently enrolled in the benchmarking platform during phase I include:


Bondurant, Cedar Rapids, Cresco, Des Moines, Dubuque, Greene, Guttenberg, Harlan, Hawarden, Johnston, Maquoketa, Marcus, North Liberty, Osage, Prairie City, Reinbeck, Sioux Center, and Windsor Heights;


Buchanan, Floyd, Howard, Linn, Mitchell, Sioux, Wapello

K-12 Schools

Ankeny, Beaman, Conrad, Liscomb, Union, and Whitten (BCLUW), Carroll, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Fairfield, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Green Mountain and Garwin (GMG), Grundy Center, Independence, Linn-Mar, Marion Independent, North Fayette, North Polk, Pleasant Valley, Waterloo, West Delaware County;

Higher Education

Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa Lakes Community College, Northwest Iowa Community College, Eastern Iowa Community College District, Kirkwood Community College; University of Northern Iowa.

State Agencies

Department of Administrative Services, Department of Human Services, Judicial Branch, Department of Public Defense, Department of Transportation


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