Energy Efficiency Tips for Your Downtown Building

The Creating Energy Efficient Main Streets Guide as been developed to provide information to local Main Street Iowa communities regarding energy efficient design approaches and techniques to historic commercial building rehabilitation. These techniques comprise leading practices in green building preservation with an aim to adapting such buildings with the latest energy efficiency technologies while preserving and maintaining their important historic features and character. Energy efficiency improvements presented in this guide focus on basic techniques, such as weatherization of a building’s exterior envelope, insulation options, and foundation improvements. Proper application of these sustainable design features can help property and business owners save on energy costs while reducing a Main Street district’s overall reliance on non-renewable energy sources.

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