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Iowa-based builders and contractors are invited to learn about energy efficiency technologies at the 2023 Momentum is Building (MIB) Conference, scheduled for Feb. 16 and 17, 2023 at The Meadows Events Center in Altoona, IA.

A major draw for electricians, plumbers and HVAC professionals is the opportunity to earn CEU credits at the conference. MIB attendees can also network with industry professionals, hear from recognized energy efficiency and building trades experts and gain insight on trending technologies. Registration is open at www.MomentumIsBuilding.com.

Sponsored and organized by the Iowa Cooperatives for Energy Efficiency (ICEE), the annual Momentum is Building Conference also connects Iowa’s construction industry with the local services and resources available from Iowa-based electric cooperatives, who serve nearly 650,000 Iowans across 99 counties.

“Iowa-based electric cooperatives have long supported energy efficiency efforts and one of our goals is to help member-consumers use energy wisely,” states Angela Catton, manager of member relations and development at Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative. “We invest in this conference to build relationships between cooperatives and the contractors who provide services to the members we mutually serve.”

“Informing contractors about cutting-edge energy efficiency and beneficial electrification technologies is important to Iowa-based electric cooperatives,” said Ryan Cornelius, vice president of corporate relations at Corn Belt Power Cooperative. “For almost thirty years, the Momentum is Building Conference has provided both electric cooperatives and contractors an opportunity to come together to provide rural Iowans with safe, efficient and cost-effective home comfort solutions.”

Tolu Omotoso, director of energy solutions at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) will kick off the conference by covering the evolving relationship between utilities and their members and how to leverage member-owned smart devices in the home for grid services.

Other topics include sessions on promoting the value of home certifications and how to prepare contractors for large, new Federal home improvement subsidies to come online as well as employee management best practices for small businesses. The conference will close with motivational speaker, author, and five-time “National Coach of the Year”, Jim Miller who will share the value of “Going the Extra Mile.” Miller’s message to attendees will be, “If it’s Important to your success, ‘Do It Anyway’.

MIB 2023 will be held at The Meadows Events Center beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 running through noon on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023. Registration is available online at www.MomentumIsBuilding.com. Early Bird registration is available until Jan. 18, 2023.

For more information about the conference, please contact our energy services team at (800) 833-8876.