Governor Terry E. Branstad will recognize 22 Iowa organizations, businesses and communities at the Iowa Environmental Excellence awards ceremony Aug 2. The awards are the premier environmental honors in Iowa.
“The vision and initiatives undertaken by the award recipients to benefit Iowa’s citizens both economically and environmentally are recognized and celebrated through these awards. They showcase the commitment being made to make Iowa a better state now and into the future,” said Gov. Branstad.
Gov. Branstad will present awards to the recipients at a 4 p.m. recognition ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, located at 1007 East Grand Avenue in Des Moines. Refreshments and networking will follow the ceremony in Room 116 of the Capitol. The public is invited to attend.
In the Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy category, Hedquist Productions was one of three organizations receiving the award:
· Alcoa, Inc. Davenport Works, Davenport
· Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines
· Hedquist Productions, Inc. (Vastu Green Building Studio, Prosper Companies), Fairfield
Using super-insulated construction and efficient air-handling technologies, Hedquist Productions is one of the only buildings in the United States combining the principles of Passive House construction and Vastu building design. The new Hedquist Productions offices & studios will be completed later this year. An open house will be planned at that time.
Essential contributions to the Hedquist Productions project were made by Vastu Green Building Studio (architect) and Prosper Companies (construction).
Hedquist Productions is a full-service audio production company based in Fairfield, IA, since 1984. Hedquist Productions has clients in 45 states and has won over 700 awards from international, national, regional and city advertising organizations for excellence in producing or writing radio and TV ads.