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Bemidji’s AirCorps Aviation specializes in the restoration, maintenance, and rebuilding of vintage WWII aircraft. They’re now working from more comfortable, well-lit, and energy-efficient buildings thanks to lighting and insulation improvements financed with PACE.
Holy Rosary students from Duluth plant pollinator habitat around solar installation at Laurentian Environmental Learning Center
Brian Bluhm
Fri, 10/07/2016 - 12:02pm
Today, students from Holy Rosary School in Duluth made a positive difference in native northern eastern Minnesota habitats by planting common milkweed, wild bergamot, fragrant giant hyssop and lindleys aster around...
Northeast CERT Coordinator Brian Bluhm
Joel Haskard
Fri, 10/07/2016 - 10:08am
The Clean Energy Resource Teams is pleased to announce that Brian Bluhm has been hired as our new coordinator working with communities to advance clean energy across Northeastern Minnesota. Welcome, Brian! Brian...
This year's Energy Home in the Minnesota State Fair Eco Experience building
MN Dept. of Commerce
Thu, 10/06/2016 - 12:29pm
The Minnesota State Fair set an attendance record of 1,943,719 this year, and the Eco Experience likely set a record of its own as more than 260,000 passed through its doors. At the center of the Eco Experience...
Midwest Energy News 40 Under 40 award program
Dan Thiede
Wed, 10/05/2016 - 2:21pm
Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 award program highlights emerging leaders throughout the region and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. This year’s cohort of Midwest-based leaders...

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12:00pm to 2:00pm
Course Description: Participants in this four-week online course will learn how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business. The course will cover site assessment tools, load analysis, energy efficiency...
in Falcon Heights
7:30am to 12:00pm
In 2013, Minnesota passed legislation allowing companies to enable community solar garden programs. Since then, consumer subscribership in community solar gardens has demonstrated tremendous interest, but also has revealed a...
in Woodbury
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Community Solar Gardens are centrally located solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that produce electricity for participating subscribers. They’re great for people that want to go solar but are unable to do so on their own...
in Saint Paul
9:00am to 11:00am
Join city staff to learn about topics related to the best practices of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program. These technical workshops will be held the first Wednesday from 9:00am to 11:00am every month (September...

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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 >>

Milk the Savings Dairy Energy Efficiency Program

Dairy Energy Efficiency Program
CERTs is guiding dairy farmers across Minnesota through the steps necessary to save energy in their operations. Learn more >>

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Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission