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MidAmerican awarded for 'green' efforts

DES MOINES (KWWL)--MidAmerican Energy's visitor center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds has been awarded a LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

MidAmerican is recognized for its design, construction and operation of an environmentally conscious building.

Along with a state fair wind turbine, the building serves as an educational resource for visitors, showcasing the importance of renewable energy.

The building also features a rain garden that captures rain water, a roof covered with white membrane to reflect the sun's heat, and the use of heat pumps and other equipment to increase the building's insulation.

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