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Paradox Farm in Ashby, Minnesota has recently completed a project imitating the Garden Goddess deep winter greenhouse model. The greenhouse model is capable of producing fresh crops all year round,...

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A group of all-star students, dubbed the “Solar Dream Team” just received 1st place in Esri’s inaugural Climate Resilience App Challenge for their MN Solar Suitability App, which features a statewide map of solar insolation and solar photovoltaic (PV) potential...
Minnesota GreenStep Cities staff
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:36pm
The Minnesota GreenStep Cities program is designed to challenge, assist, and recognize Minnesota cities that are “green stars.” Cities are challenged to work through a series of steps—and...
Pre-retrofit average 18 foot-candles; and Post-retrofit avg 62 foot-candles
Stacey Pederson
Tue, 07/15/2014 - 1:26pm
Sandstrom’s food distribution warehouse in Grand Rapids has a bright future after completing a recent lighting retrofit. They’ve been enjoying both the energy and money savings that comes with...
Contractors at the UofM install new LED lights in the hallway
Alexis Troschinetz
Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:17pm
In August 2012, the University of Minnesota began a campus-wide lighting installation process. The LED lighting integrated with digital controls now reduces the energy consumed in stairwells by 90 percent. Before...
Morrison County has given a green light to a plan to build a solar farm east of Little Falls.
Sarah Hayden
Sun, 07/13/2014 - 10:20am
Morrison County has given a green light to a plan to build a solar farm east of Little Falls. The 10-megawatt project is one of several large-scale solar farms expected to be built in Central Minnesota in the next...
A home with solar in Minneapolis
Trevor Drake
Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:23am
We often receive questions from homeowners about how to get started with energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Recently a gentleman named Jim in Corcoran, MN reached out to us with a question on this...

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in Saint Paul
9:00am to 5:00pm
Join your fellow public and private sector professionals from across the nation for the 3rd Annual Energy Services Coalition Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 29-30, 2014. The ESC will bring together our members and...
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The Midwest’s climate change education event of the year; come to the 2014 Summer Institute to get: Connected to Minnesota and regional educators who care about quality teaching and social/environmental issues....
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The Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair is an indoor green space with lush rain gardens, an eco home, live entertainment, and cutting-edge displays on renewable energy, new fuels and vehicles, and organic farming....
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Join us for the final Webinar of the Series on August 27! Municipalities and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) are facing dramatic increases in rooftop solar permit applications. With this trend expected to...

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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 >>