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Prairewoods and I-Renew, partners from the beginning

I-Renew and Prairewoods have grown up together. I-Renew was founded in 1992 and Prairiewoods was founded in 1996. I encourage all Iowans to stop by for an Eco-Spirituality tour on the Prairewoods grounds in Hiawatha. It is truly an oasis of nature and tranquility. While on your tour, the northern-most buildings on the campus are two straw-bale hermitages powered by …

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I-Renew Pioneer, Don Laughlin, Home For Sale

The estate of the late Don Laughlin of Iowa City has put his custom built super-insulated, solar powered home up for sale. The home, a successful experiment in renewable energy and energy efficiency, is located at 827 Church Street in Iowa City (SW corner of Church and Governor). 

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