Iowa Lakes Community College has a long history of caring about the environment:
- In the late 1970s, the college started an Environmental Studies program;
- In 2004, the college started the nation's first of Wind Energy and Turbine Technology AAS program;
- That was followed by construction of the college’s wind turbine which generates energy;
- Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) and an upgraded Water Quality and Sustainable Aquatic Resources Technology program were launched.
Sustainable Energy Programs at Iowa Lakes:
The Sustainable Energy Resources & Technologies facility has a number of energy-efficient features which, quite often, double as learning opportunities in the classroom.