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Are you still stringing the same old incandescent decorative lights for the holidays? For many Minnesotans, the house, porch, shrubs and trees are donned with holiday lights. Depending on one’s holiday lighting enthusiasm, a home can save between $10 to $250 each holiday season...
Joel Haskard
Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:30pm
Austin Utilities is a community-owned, not-for-profit electric, water, and natural gas utility, serving more than 12,000 customers within a community of over 23,000 people in Austin, MN. The utility officially...
Solar array financed with PACE atop the Greenway Office Building in Minneapolis
Diana McKeown
Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:30pm
The Greenway Office Building—located a block from the intersection of Lake Street and Hiawatha in Minneapolis—epitomizes green buildings both in design and location. Built in 1999 by the Green...
MN Dept. of Commerce
Tue, 11/01/2016 - 1:33pm
There are some basic energy-saving steps we can all take to keep the warm air in and our utility bills down this fall and winter. A few simple no-cost or low-cost measures can make a big difference for the safety,...
Attendees at Woodbury community solar gardens workshop
Lissa Pawlisch
Mon, 10/31/2016 - 11:46am
On October 27th, 2016 around 40 people gathered at Woodbury City Hall to learn about community solar gardens and network with experts and developers. Community Solar Gardens are centrally located solar...

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Jukka Kukkonen is an electric vehicle expert at Fresh Energy who has worked extensively with auto manufacturers, private businesses, local governments, and EV owners. After giving a quick presentation, Jukka will answer your...
in Saint Paul
3:30pm to 5:00pm
The SunShot Initiative announced the Solar in Your Community Challenge on November 18th, a new prize competition that aims to improve solar electricity access to underserved communities across the country. Offering $5...
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...
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Learn How Combined Heat and Power Can Help Save You Money and Increase Your Energy Reliability Combined Heat and Power (Cogeneration) is a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money and improve the resilience of...

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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 >>

Minnesotans building a clean energy future

         

    CERTs Partners:

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