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Bill McCann, site manager at Hillcrest recreation center, with the VendingMisers
The City of Saint Paul saves money and energy with new VendingMiser installations on vending machines in public buildings and businesses!

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The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) have been receiving questions from across Minnesota about Community Solar Gardens. During many of these conversations it became clear that communities needed resources they could use to help subscribers understand how community solar works...
Site of the Gaylord community solar garden project by Mn Community Solar
Erin Smith
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:34pm
Erin Smith, West Central CERT Coordinator, chatted with David Wakely, Director of Communications of MN Community Solar, and other stakeholders about an exciting community solar project in Sibley County that is now...
Xcel Energy Solar*Rewards Community program
Frank Jossi
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:23pm
This story by Frank Jossi was originally published by Midwest Energy News. Last Friday, Minnesota’s largest utility began accepting applications for community solar garden projects. It’s anyone guess how many...
LED lighting saving energy in a Minnesota turkey barn
Alexis Troschinetz
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:15am
At this week’s Toasty Turkeys event we shared all sorts of exciting funding options for getting LED lighting in turkey barns. We’ll share more details about the whole event in a future blog post. For...
A new combined heat and power facility is under construction at the University of Minnesota
Frank Jossi
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:20pm
This story was originally published at Midwest Energy News. Construction is underway on a $96 million combined heat and power (CHP) plant in another aging facility near the river’s edge at the University of...
Visiting the large Slayton solar array
Lissa Pawlisch
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:01pm
A huge factor in the success of the Clean Energy Resource Teams are our steering committee members. As you hopefully know by now, we work via seven regional teams that span Minnesota. These teams are made up of a...

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Join other city staff to learn about topics related to the best practices of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program. These technical workshops will be held the third Wednesday from 9:00am to 11:00am every month (October...
in Chicago
9:00am to 5:00pm
Once a year, MEEA invites all energy stakeholders to gather at our annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference to raise awareness and reinforce the importance of energy efficiency in the Midwest. This annual conference is...
in Minneapolis
9:00am
Join residents, businesses, and supporters of the Longfellow Neighborhood to learn about opportunities for taking action on clean energy. Stay tuned to www.longfellow.org for more information
9:00am
Join other city staff to learn about topics related to the best practices of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program. These technical workshops will be held the third Wednesday from 9:00am to 11:00am every month (October...

CERTs 2015 Conference

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CERTified Campaigns


Gobble Up Savings with LEDs

 
Gobble up savings in turkey barns
CERTs is helping turkey farmers reduce energy use by upgrading to LED lighting in their barns. Gobble up lighting savings >>
 

Light Up Your Station & Save with LEDs

 
Start saving with LED canopy lights
CERTs is helping Minnesota service stations save energy by upgrading to LED canopy lighting. Learn more >>