What is the Iowa Green Brewery Certification?
With the vast growth of the craft beer industry across the state and the resource-heavy nature of brewing beer, the Iowa Green Brewery Certification works directly with Iowa’s breweries to minimize their environmental impact by providing technical assistance and guidance in four key areas:
Environmental Planning Energy Efficiency Water Quality & Conservation Solid Waste Diversion & Disposal
For over 30 years, the IWRC has provided environmental assistance to Iowa’s small businesses, so it was a natural fit for us to start working with Iowa craft breweries. In 2017, we launched the Iowa Green Brewery Certification as a way to reward the great breweries of Iowa for their implementation of sustainable practices and their commitment to the environment. The certification also allows breweries to benchmark themselves against their peers across the state and gain valuable public exposure for their efforts.