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Recipients of the 2022 Commercial New Construction (CNC) Excellence in Energy-Efficient Design Award were recognized on September 29th at the Iowa AIA Convention. This award is given for outstanding efforts to reduce energy use in new construction projects, additions and major renovations.

SVPA Architects is honored to be a recipient of this award for our work with the City of Des Moines and IMEG on the recently completed Des Moines Fire Station No. 11. A priority for the City was to make the building energy efficient and sustainable. Our design achieves a verified 53% annual energy savings over code-based design, through use of ground-source heat pumps, roof-mounted solar panels and a largely ambient-lit apparatus bay.

Thank you to MidAmerican Energy Company and Alliant Energy for this award. It was a pleasure to work with the City of Des Moines and IMEG on this project.


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The award was accepted by Senior Architect Pierce Coady on behalf of SVPA Architects Inc.



The Commercial New Construction (CNC) Program offers energy design assistance and incentives to offset costs of implementing energy-efficient strategies for multifamily and commercial buildings.

MidAmerican Energy meets the energy needs of over 1.6 million people across Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota, and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.

Alliant Energy provides gas and electric services to customers in Iowa and Wisconsin, and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.

IMEG is a nationwide engineering and consulting firm, with a history dating back over 100 years.