State of Iowa


Challenge Commitment
22Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity

The vision of the State Energy Office of Iowa, located within the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), is to create long-term economic and community growth opportunities for Iowa through the investment in energy efficiency, clean energy technologies manufactured in Iowa, and energy policies.

As part of the Better Buildings Challenge, IEDA plans to engage Iowa agency leaders in a collaborative effort to commit to a 20% reduction in energy use intensity by 2020 in a three step process. The first step is to encourage agencies to create a plan for reducing energy consumption and commit to the 20% goal, while also faciliting the sharing of best practices for implementing energy efficiency projects in Iowa. The second step is to benchmark the energy use of agency buildings to establish trends and compare building performance to the State’s energy code. The third and final step is to provide technical and financial support to agencies to implement energy efficiency projects. These three steps will ensure a collaborative effort from state agencies to reduce their energy usage.