Small Iowa Town Cuts Energy Use By 8% In One Year

Fairfield, Iowa cut energy use.

Fairfield, Iowa, cut energy use by 8.5%.

According to Midwest Energy News, the town of Fairfield, Iowa, has cut its energy use by about 8% in the last nine months. How did they do it? Primarily through simple conservation measures such as switching to compact fluorescent bulbs and air sealing. The low-hanging fruit is easy and is pretty much free money.

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