December 1, 2023 |

Earn CEUs, Network at 2024 Building Trades Conference

Iowa-based builders and contractors are invited to learn about energy-efficiency technologies at the 2024 Momentum is Building Conference, scheduled for Feb. 8 and 9, 2024, at The Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa.

A major draw for electricians, plumbers, and HVAC professionals is the opportunity to earn CEU credits at the conference. Momentum is Building attendees can also network with industry professionals, hear from recognized energy-efficiency and building trades experts, and gain insight on energy-efficiency regulations and incentives.

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

"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 ensuring our building trades partners are up on the latest codes is important to Iowa-based electric cooperatives," said Ryan Cornelius, vice president of corporate relations at Corn Belt Power Cooperative. "For over 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."

picture of Jay upsideJay Gubrud, a catalyst for performance improvement who has provided insight on working together as a team, will kick off the conference by illustrating his powerful approach to improving personal and professional productivity while connecting with colleagues and clientele alike.

The conference will close with inspirational speaker, Dr. Charlie Cartwright. Drawing on his deep understanding of what motivates and drives people, Dr. Charlie has uncovered the essential elements that pave the way for unlocking human potential.picture of Dr. Charlie

The Momentum is Building 2024 Conference will be held at The Meadows Events and Conference Center from 8:30 AM on Thursday, Feb.8, running through noon on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024.

Early Bird Registration is open until Jan. 26, 2024.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit or call your electric cooperative.