During these challenging times, the Iowa Waste Reduction Center is finding new ways to assist Iowa’s small businesses. The IWRC is excited to announce the first in a series of three free webinars titled the IWRC Energy Efficiency Webinar Series. Funded through a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Energy Program, this webinar aims to educate and assist Iowa businesses reduce energy consumption and save money.

The IWRC hosted this webinar on Wednesday, October 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Topics included how businesses can implement energy-saving projects, a case study from Ideal Energy on how they are implementing these projects, as well as mechanisms and financing options for how to fund these projects.

To view the recording of this webinar, please click below:

Webinar Recording



Speaker Highlights: 

Troy Van Beek | View Presentation

Troy Van Beek of Ideal Energy, a leading provider of solar and energy storage technologies will be presenting on some of their award-winning projects they have implemented, how they have been working to improve the energy efficiency of their clients, and a future glimpse at what is to come.

Khristan Kaufman | View Presentation

Khristan Kaufman of the USDA's Rural Development program will be discussing renewable energy financing, with options including grants, guaranteed loans, and payments offered by the USDA. Participants will learn more about programs that help convert older heating sources to cleaner technologies, produce advanced biofuels, install solar panels, build biorefineries, and much more. 

Emily Rice | View Presentation

Emily Rice of The Energy Group will discuss various private financing options for energy-saving projects, and provide examples of how The Energy Group has assisted Iowa businesses to bring energy-saving projects to reality.