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Strategic Initiatives

Think of your donation as a ‘vote’ for your preferred sustainability initiatives!

Iowa Renewable Energy Training Center (IRETC)
Imagine Energy Traveler (IET)

Defining and valuing RE-powered homes and businesses

The Iowa Renewable Energy Training Center (IRETC) located at Prairiewoods in Hiawathwa was finished in late 2010. Since then IRETC hosted many solar PV and solar thermal installation workshops.  When it is operational again in 2017, monthly open houses are planned.

Your donation is a vote towards recruiting, training and retaining motivated volunteers to help host these open houses.

The IET features and demonstrates an assemblage of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. The traveler will be deployed across the State of Iowa at various events and locations in an effort to educate Iowans about the technologies we can all employ to make energy efficiency and renewable energy the primary source of energy in Iowa!

Iowa EPSCoR funding for the traveler ended on Oct. 31, 2016. Your donation is a vote for the upkeep of a sustainable technology demo that travels statewide!

Over 88% of visitors to irenew.org say that it is difficult to find properties that have value-added renewable energy features. We need a marketing channel for these unique properties.
Solution:

  1. Work with local real estate associations to update the MLS with new data points for renewable energy features
  2. Provide training for real estate professionals, appraisers and home builders, educating them about RE and EE features and how to add this information to the MLS
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