HCED News

UPDATE: THANK YOU to All Our Bulb Swap Partners and Attendees!

Thank you to all who participated in HCED’s bulb swaps on August 10th and August 17th! Over the course of two weekends we exchanged over 700 bulbs at six locations throughout Howard County. Replacing 700 60W incandescent bulbs with 700 efficient LED bulbs equates to roughly $850 in savings per year! Way to go Howard…

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UPDATED: Howard County Bulb Swaps on August 10th and 17th!

Exchange your inefficient incandescent bulbs for new, efficient LED bulbs! Come to one of HCED’s six different bulb swaps in August with your incandescent bulb and exchange it for a brand new, efficient LED bulb! We will exchange one new 60-watt equivalent LED bulb for each working incandescent bulb you bring (limit four bulbs per…

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HCED at the MHCF!

Join the Howard County Energy District in the Expo Center at the Mighty Howard County Fair! It’s fair time in Howard County! HCED will have a booth in the Expo Center at the Mighty Howard County Fair for the 3rd year in a row. Look for our banner, and stop by our booth to learn…

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SOLAR FINANCING OPTIONS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT – ONLINE MEETING

A convenient way for local government officials to learn how neighboring jurisdictions have gone solar and are saving money! Wednesday, May 29th 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Welcome Joleen Jansen, Clayton County Energy District Program ManagerIntro Joel Zook, Winneshiek Energy District Energy Planner12:10 – 12:30 Amy Bouska, Cresco City Council Member and Howard County Energy District…

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Green Iowa AmeriCorps Fundraiser

The Green Iowa AmeriCorps (GIA) first step home energy assessment program has helped over 1000 homes in northeast Iowa become more energy efficient, saving the average homeowner over $120 on utility bills annually! The program serves households in Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Fayette, Clayton, and Chickasaw counties. Given the wide area they serve, GIA needs a…

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Postponed: Energy District Fundraiser

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE! STAY TUNED. THIS GIVES YOU PLENTY OF TIME TO PLAN YOUR TRIVIA TEAM! Our friends at the Clayton County Energy District are hosting a fun event on April 26th to help raise money for Northeast Iowa energy districts (including HCED!) and to get our partners at…

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HCED Hosts Energy Efficiency Tour

On April 5th, 2019 HCED hosted an Energy Efficiency Tour with the purpose of spreading the word about programs and organizations that assist local residents in accomplishing their energy efficiency goals. Tour stops included a home that was weatherized in Fall 2018 with assistance from Community Action; Alum-Line on Highway 9, and Cresco City Hall.…

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CB&T Sponsors HCED’s First Energy Breakfast

Members of Cresco’s Chamber of Commerce attended HCED’s first Energy Breakfast on the morning of February 15th, 2018. The purpose of the event (sponsored by CB&T) was to introduce HCED to local business owners and talk about lighting options for their businesses. The event was held at Heritage Events Center with the meal provided by…

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HCED Hosts Solar Tour

On March 24th, 2017 the Howard County Energy District hosted a successful solar tour in the Cresco area. This was HCED’s first official event as an incorporated entity, and it was a great success! Attendees included local business representatives, solar enthusiasts, and Howard County’s State Representative, Jane Bloomingdale. Attendees boarded a bus provided by the…

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