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Renewable Energy for Greater Minnesota

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*The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) has recently partnered with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) to offer online courses in its BuildingEnergy Masters Series. This partnership expands the MREA’s scope of training from renewable energy...
Installing efficient lighting is one measure Springer has taken in his buildings
Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:48am
Tim Springer owns properties in Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods. Since his undergraduate days at Colby College in Maine, he has been implementing energy efficient measures. In the mid-1980s, he was a board...
Dan Thiede
Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:35am
ENERGY STAR certification is a nationally recognized symbol of building efficiency. It tells current and potential occupants that owners care about running the building well, being financially prudent, and being...
MN Dept. of Commerce
Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:22pm
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has just announced two new financing programs that are available for local governments and public entities in the state interested in pursuing energy efficiency and renewable...
New CHP plant being built at U of M
Isaac Mielke
Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:13pm
In 2007, the University of Minnesota decided to build a new source of heating and electricity. Shortly after an underground steam tunnel surprisingly survived the 2007 I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse, two...

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Bill Mittlefehldt joined the NE CERTs team early in 2008. After earning three Master’s degrees, he used that foundation to build an...

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11:00am to 12:30pm
This webcast will provide insights into the technical, financial, regulatory, and legal issues associated with developing solar facilities on airport property, as well as aviation-related issues for solar development off...
in Austin
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Join SE CERT August 5th 2:00 – 5:00pm to learn how Austin has become a hotbed of Community Clean Energy Action and how your community can do the same! We have a full, exciting afternoon and hope you’ll join us! We’ll...
in Twin Cities
9:30am to 5:30pm
National Drive Electric Week, September 12-20, 2015, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in...
Save the date! The Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES)‘s renewable energy tour will be Saturday, October 3rd. This year’s tour will be held statewide, including the metro. Stay tuned to learn how to...

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CERTified Campaigns

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 >>

Switch to Efficient Light Bulbs

Start finding the right lights
Use this updated guide to find the right lights and learn more about lighting options.
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