Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency

2010 Tours

November 17, 2010

Tour of the University of Iowa Energy Control Center

The Energy Control Center (ECC) houses one of the most advanced and extensive energy management tools available in a campus environment. The ECC serves as a centralized location for the monitoring, analysis, and forecasting of energy supply and consumption across campus. Cutting-edge energy management software enables energy engineers to optimize the production and distribution of steam, electricity, and chilled water while reducing costs and energy use.

September 15, 2010

Tour of the Iowa State University College of Design Building

The Iowa State University College of Design is one of only a half-dozen design schools in the U.S. where the same mix of disciplines -- architecture, community and regional planning, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture and studio arts -- is housed in the same college, under the same roof. In August 2009, ISU dedicated the King Pavilion, a 23,735-sq.-ft. addition to the north side of the College of Design.

July 21, 2010

Presentation on the University of Northern Iowa

Eric O'Brien, University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Sustainability Coordinator, presented to IAEE members on energy efficiency activities occurring on the UNI campus.

March 17, 2010

IUB/OCA Building in Des Moines

Dean Ibsen - an architect with the Department of Administrative Services, Cary Nagle - an architect with BNIM, and Duane Fournier of the Iowa Utilities Board presented on the construction of the new IUB/OCA building in Des Moines. The presentation covered various features and energy performance measures considered for teh new IUB/OCA building.

The modern facility will house more than 90 employees of the two agencies. It is modeled to consume 62 percent less energy than a typical building that is compliant with the Iowa Energy Code. The building will feature a long list of enrgy efficiency measures highlighted by a geo-thermal heating and cooling system, roof-top solar panel electric production, and maximum use of natural lighting.

February 4, 2010

PFG Best Building in Cedar Falls

Russell Wasendorf Sr. moved his company, Peregrine Financial Group Inc., from Chicago to Cedar Falls and opened the $18 million PFGBest headquarters to Cedar Falls in the Fall of 2009.

Environmentally friendly construction materials and methods were used in nearly every aspect of the 50,000-square-foot, two-story structure built on a 26-acre site in Cedar Falls. The company is currently in the process of applying for LEED Gold certification.

Dan Channer, from Struxture Architects, conducted the tour.

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