The CFU Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program provides rebates for a variety of energy efficient improvements in commercial facilities. The amount of the rebate varies greatly by technology and all technology must meet specified energy efficiency requirements listed on the program web site. Eligible improvements include air conditioning, heat pumps, boilers, furnaces, lighting, controls and sensors, programmable thermostats, dishwashers, clothes washers, appliance recycling, commercial cooking equipment, water heating, signage, motors and variable speed drives.
The Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) Energy Efficiency Rebate Program provides rebates for energy efficient heating and cooling equipment, thermal envelope improvements and appliance recycling. The amount of the rebate varies greatly by technology and all technology must meet specified energy efficiency requirements listed on the program web site. Heating and cooling rebates range from $200 - $300 per unit with an additional rebate for higher than the minimum required efficiency.
Cedar Falls Utilities offers incentives to residential customers who construct new energy efficient homes. A rate discount of 25% is available to customers who meet the 5 Star Home Program criteria for new home efficiency. CFU Energy Services staff will review building plans for model energy code compliance and will advise customers about eligibility for the 5 Star Home Program as part of the plan review. See the web site listed above for more information about this program.
The City of Dubuque requires a Solar Thermal License in order for a person to install a solar thermal project on a home or business. The requirement does not apply to solar photovoltaics. The licensing requirement can be met one of two ways.
A jack-of-all-trades, Dr. Gschneidner’s research spans the fields of physical chemistry, materials science, engineering and physics. In this edition of 10 Questions, Dr. Gschneidner shares insights into his research of rare earth materials.
With the wind industry supporting nearly 20,000 direct jobs -- along with more than 30,000 manufacturing jobs in its supply chain -- extending the production tax credit will help continue to fuel job creation.