Trailhead Energy is focused on the mission to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for homeowners, nonprofits, churches, schools, and municipalities.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE PROJECTS WE'VE WORKED ON:
Grants to Green
Mission: Nonprofits + Energy Efficiency
Grants to Green (G2G) was a grant program run by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) that paid out over a million dollars to 33 nonprofit organizations in northeast Iowa. This money was used for energy improvements to help these organizations save money on utility bills and strengthen their operations. Financial assistance was provided by the Kendeda Fund and the Iowa Energy Center. Trailhead Energy was contracted by CFGD as the Program Manager for this innovative energy saving program.
Mission: City + Homeowners + Energy Efficiency
Energize Dubuque was a campaign to help homeowners save energy and help the City of Dubuque win the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize. The focus of the campaign was to help homeowners invest in energy retrofits and solar.
Green Vision Education
Mission: Schools + Energy Efficiency
The Green Vision Education (GVE) program is a partnership between the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) and Loras College. The program provides resources for and recognizes schools that practice pollution prevention, recycling, energy efficiency and waste reduction.
Mission: Churches + Energy Efficiency
Created by Interfaith Power & Light, Cool Congregations is a stewardship program that helps congregations engage their members in Creation-care through energy efficiency and other sustainability strategies. Trailhead Energy helped bring this program to Dubuque, Iowa where many churches have now established "Green Teams."
Who We Are
Now based in Waco, Texas, Eric is the founder of Trailhead Energy and worked previously as Director of Marketing and Business Development for Affordable Comfort, Inc (now the Building Performance Association). After working with many passionate and talented energy professionals around the country, he decided to create an organization committed to helping local communities become more sustainable, primarily through a focus on growing the marketplace for energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. Eric has a diverse business and technical background that includes an MBA and B.S. in Engineering.