Iowa Main Street Green Program

Various Main Street Communities, Iowa

The Lakota Group, with the assistance of Tom Liebel, FAIA, of Marks, Thomas Architects, Baltimore, Maryland, conducted specialized training services to eight Main Street Iowa communities that focused on adapting sustainable design and energy efficiency practices for historic commercial buildings. Communities selected to receive the training included Bloom eld, Mount Vernon, Elkader, Colfax, Charles City, Jewell, Sac City, and Corning. Training subject areas included the inherent sustainable design features of historic commercial buildings, building envelope improvements, and mechanical and alternative energy generating equipment. A 20-page Creating Energy Efficient Main Street Guide was also developed as part of the training services.