Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program - Iowa-City-West Des Moines
CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B2.5, B5.1
Location(s): Des Moines, Iowa
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. 1) Fund energy audits (benchmarking) and educational outreach and marketing campaign, 2) create revolving loan fund for energy efficiency projects, 3) develop and present training workshop for building green in the residential sector, 4) energy efficiency retrofits including window replacement, roof replacement, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), ductwork, insulation, chiller replacement, pumps and lighting retrofits, 5) purchase and install bicycle lockers and bike stands, 6) new software and hardware to better process and enforce energy efficiency codes and inspections, 7) street lighting retrofit to light emitting diode (LED) and walkway and park shelter lighting, 8) installation of solar photovoltaic system (5 kilowatt (kW)) on rooftop and 5 ton geothermal system on City Hall, 9) home retrofits (roof replacement, mechanical and plumbing systems, and weatherization updates)?owner-occupied rehabilitation program, 10) financial incentives to businesses for energy efficiency audits and implementation of energy efficiency audit recommendations, 11) furnace upgrade, energy efficiency appliances, and insulation for ?model green? demonstration program for training purposes.