Two Iowa wind farms earn highest sustainability ratings

By Michelle Froese The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced in July that two of Alliant Energy‘s wind farms were verified as meeting the guidelines for sustainable infrastructure. What’s more is the two projects — Upland Prairie in Everly and English Farms in Montezuma, Iowa — were the first wind projects ever to achieve the Envision Platinum rating, the highest rating from the Institute.
The Envision framework evaluates project sustainability across five categories – quality of life, leadership, resource allocation, natural world, and climate and resilience – to drive positive social, economic and environmental impacts.
The Upland Prairie and English Farms wind energy projects were

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