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Sam Thai Cuisine, like several other restaurants, found that simple behavior change measures had significant impacts on energy usage
The City of White Bear Lake, in collaboration with the Food Service Energy Leadership Program (FSELP), received an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) to provide technical...

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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 diverse mix of people: individuals, small business owners, farmers...
Camphill solar hot water installation
Joel Haskard
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:35pm
Camphill Village Minnesota is located on a 500-acre biodynamic farm ten miles north of Sauk Centre in West Central Minnesota. The mission of Camphill Village Minnesota is to create and sustain a community where...
US DOE
Diana McKeown
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:55am
As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to double energy productivity by 2030 and reduce carbon emissions in commercial buildings, the Energy Department recently announced $9 million to encourage investments...
Peter Lindstrom, CERTs Local Government Outreach Coordinator
Lissa Pawlisch
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:39am
“I couldn’t be more excited to work on clean energy initiatives,” said Peter Lindstrom, the newest member of the CERTs team. Peter is spearheading outreach and education to Minnesota cities, counties, and...
Made-In-Minnesota solar furnaces installed at REAL Solar headquarters
Joel Haskard
Thu, 11/06/2014 - 5:50pm
Last heating season was one for the record books, and on the verge of the deep freeze this year, many communities are concerned about how to keep their homes, businesses, and institutions warm without breaking the...
Solar thermal hot water collectors atop Beck Hall at Gustavus
Joel Haskard
Thu, 11/06/2014 - 1:17pm
Overlooking the town of St. Peter, Minnesota, Gustavus Adolphus College is beautiful campus. Over the past few years Gustavus has been able to add a variety of renewable energy systems to add to its charms,...

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Trevor Drake is the Metro CERT Coordinator at at The Great Plains Institute. Trevor joined the CERTs team after completing a year of service...

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in Duluth
3:00pm
Join Northeast Clean Energy Resource Team (NE CERT) Dec.1st at 3:00pm to get the inside scoop about clean energy activity in Duluth! Learn the latest about Minnesota GreenStep Cities, Duluth’s entry in a national...
in Pelican Rapids
10:30am to 1:30pm
Learn how to cut your farming costs with energy efficiency and renewable energy! Join fellow farmers, resource providers, and others for a “Toasty Turkeys” event. We’ll learn about using solar transpired air...
in Oronoco
11:30am to 1:30pm
Join fellow farmers for a “Lunch and Learn” on Energy Efficient Dairy Production! Hear from other dairy farmers about energy efficiency for: Milk cooling Cow comfort Lighting and other general...
in Little Falls
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Whether you’re already a Minnesota GreenStep City, or just considering— this workshop is for you! We’ll hear from participating cities Pine River and Royalton, as well as representatives from Sprout and...

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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 >>