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Energy is something used every day, often without thinking about it. We turn on the light switch and expect lights to turn on. We heat and cool our homes, only pausing to think about what this means for our electricity or gas bill at the end of the month. 

The most recent greenhouse gas inventory show that 71% of total emissions in Iowa City come from the electricity and natural gas used to power and heat our homes and businesses. Preventing the worst impacts of climate change begins with reducing how much energy we consume in our buildings and using cleaner power sources like wind and solar to generate that energy.




  • Sign up for a free home energy audit from Green Iowa AmeriCorps
  • Try these easy, DIY projects to help weatherize your home
  • Apply for a low-interest GRIP loan from the City of Iowa City to make improvements to your home like upgrading your furnace or installing new, more efficient windows
  • Learn more about the Grow Solar group-buy program that provides discounts on home solar installation
  • Find more resources for homeowners and renters at Energy.gov
Did you know? LED lights use at least 75% less energy and last up to 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs!



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  • Apply for a Climate Action Grant to help fund improvements at your place of business
  • Explore green building design in Iowa City
  • Find out if your business qualifies for a TIF-funded energy efficiency grant

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