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    PRESS RELEASE: Big Grove Des Moines certified Platinum

    Big Grove Brewery and Taproom in Des Moines has achieved platinum level certification from the Iowa Green Brewery Certification (IGBC) program. As the first brewery to have two facilities certified at the platinum level, Big Grove has demonstrated a company-wide commitment…

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    Exile Brewing Co. Wins Award at 2024 World Beer Cup

    Often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer,” the World Beer Cup recognizes international brewing excellence. See which Iowa Green Brewery Certified Brewery took home a silver award this year.

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    PRESS RELEASE: Air source heat pump (ASHP) training summit for HVAC contractors is coming to Des Moines this April

    In partnership with the Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa, the Midwest Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) Collaborative will be hosting a free training summit on the morning of April 23rd in Des Moines, Iowa. Learn more about the training summit to be…

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    PRESS RELEASE: IWRC offers free training for minor source emissions inventory

    Businesses classified by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as minor sources in counties throughout the western portion of the state may be required to submit the Minor Source Emissions Inventory (MSEI) by May 15, 2023.

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    PRESS RELEASE: IWRC’s Jennifer Trent to serve as the President of the US Composting Council

    The USCC is a robust, action-packed, forward-thinking organization that advances compost manufacturing, compost utilization, and organics recycling to benefit its members, society and the environment and it has just named Iowa Waste Reduction Center’s Jennifer Trent as its…

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    Paha Cidery Owner Mark Westbrock with Mo Volka, Sales & Marketing Director stand in front of cider vatts holding their Gold Certification

    PRESS RELEASE: Paha Cider is the First Cidery Certified by the Iowa Green Brewery Certification

    Waverly, Iowa- Paha Cider has been awarded gold level certification from the Iowa Green Brewery Certification (IGBC) program. Paha Cider opened its doors in the second half of 2023 with sustainability as a core focus from the beginning. From the ground up, Paha has kept…

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    PRESS RELEASE: Alluvial Brewing Company achieves gold level Iowa Green Brewery Certification

    Alluvial, located on the northwest edge of Ames, has made sustainability a core focus throughout their business including sourcing local ingredients, maximizing the overall efficiency of their entire brewing operation and using waste grain and water to benefit the CSA farm…

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    IWRC Now Offering Free Energy Assessments

    The Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa is offering free energy assessments for Iowa small businesses. The services available through this program include compressed air leak assessments, facility lighting analysis, and building envelope…

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    NEWS RELEASE: Iowa Strategic Goals Program Workshop Spring 2023

    Wouldn’t it be nice if regulators would provide hints and tips to help you better understand what is required of your business? Would you like the opportunity to meet with regulators and industry experts in a small setting where questions are welcome? Join us for an Iowa…

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    PRESS RELEASE: IWRC to Host Second Annual Energy Trends Workshop

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - After a successful inaugural event in 2022, the Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC), in partnership with the Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency (IAEE), announces the second annual Energy Trends Workshop on Thursday, May 4 from 8:30 am – 4:00 p.m. at…

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    PRESS RELEASE: IWRC offers free training for minor source emissions inventory

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - All portable plants as well as businesses classified by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as minor sources in counties throughout the central portion of the state may be required to submit the Minor Source Emissions Inventory (MSEI) by May…

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    IWRC Director Joe Bolick awards NoCoast Beer Co their Platinum Certification

    PRESS RELEASE: NoCoast Beer Co. Achieves Iowa Green Brewery Platinum Certification

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - We are excited to congratulate NoCoast Beer Co., out of Oskaloosa, IA, on achieving the Iowa Green Brewery Certification's Platinum award. NoCoast Beer Co. surpassed their bronze-level certification by furthering their environmental efforts and will be…

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    PRESS RELEASE: IWRC's Jennifer Trent to serve on the Des Moines Climate Action & Adaptation Plan Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The City of Des Moines is developing its first Climate Action & Adaptation Plan to address greenhouse gas emissions and help the community become more resilient to the effects of climate change.  The Iowa Waste Reduction Center’s Jennifer Trent was…

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    PRESS RELEASE: Iowa Composting Council Seeks Board Nominations

    Nominations are currently being accepted for a seat on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Composting Council (IACC), a state chapter of the US Composting Council. Our membership focuses on public, commercial, and agricultural sectors of the industry.

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    Two Iowa Green Brewery Certified Breweries won prestigious 2022 World Beer Cup Award

    May 2-5, 2022 marked the return of the Craft Brewer's Conference & Brew Expo America. This conference is America's largest Craft Brewing industry gathering and was held in Minneapolis, MN.

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    PRESS RELEASE: Iowa Waste Reduction Center Contributes to Opportunities to Reduce Food Waste in the 2023 Farm Bill Report

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) staff, Joe Bolick, Director, Jennifer Trent, Program Manager, and University of Northern Iowa’s (UNI) Andrew Morse, Chief of Staff, are acknowledged for the input and feedback they contributed to the, “Opportunities to…

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