Trainings, Lectures and Workshops
Iowans interested in professional and technical events have access to trainings, lectures and workshops on energy efficiency.

Case Studies and Research
Visit our Grant and Research Library for access to current and past professional and technical case studies and grants on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Moving research towards commercialization
At the Energy Center’s Biomass Energy Conversion Facility (BECON) , the business model is to seek promising bench-scale research that can be scaled-up to pre-commercial scale units. Pre-commercial units can be tested at the facility, and their operations demonstrated under a variety of conditions.

The Energy Resource Statio n (ERS) is designed to simultaneously test and demonstrate multiple, full scale commercial building heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. The ERS is the only testing facility in the nation with these unique and integrated system capabilities.

Web tools

  • Direct Digital Controls
    For a current and complete, unbiased listing of direct digital controls (DDC) vendors and information, visit the Energy Center’s DDC Online .
  • Wind Assessment Study and Calculator
    Interested in wind energy? The Energy Center’s Wind Calculator can assist you in researching data on wind speeds in Iowa.
  • Solar Calculator
    The Energy Center’s Solar Calculator covers data using the solar technologies of photovoltaic electricity generation and solar thermal for domestic heat and hot water.

Looking for energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives such as financing, tax information and other resources? Check out these options:

  • The Alternate Energy Loan Program (AERLP) provides loans to any individual or organization who wants to build renewable energy production facilities in Iowa. Successful applicants receive a single, low-interest loan that consists of a combination of AERLP funds and lender-provided funds.
  • The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Case Studies and Research
Visit our Grant and Research Library for access to current and past commercial and industrial case studies and grants.