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On a sunny afternoon in South Minneapolis on March 22nd, just as school was getting out and cars zoomed past on 35W overhead, a celebration of local energy innovation was on display at Taqueria La Hacienda on East Lake Street.
New lighting at Hamdi restaurant
Maddie Norgaard
Mon, 04/18/2016 - 5:22pm
Hamdi Restaurant, offering traditional Somali food on East Lake Street, was eager to participate in the Small Business Energy Coaching Partnership program to improve the energy efficiency of the business and lower...
Safari Restaurant on Lake Street
Maddie Norgaard
Mon, 04/18/2016 - 5:19pm
A co-owner of Safari Restaurant, Sade Hashi, was confident in his decision to take advantage of the energy efficiency assistance provided by the Small Business Energy Coaching Partnership, a jointly run program...
Restaurante El Nuevo Rodeo
Maddie Norgaard
Mon, 04/18/2016 - 5:14pm
El Nuevo Rodeo, a vibrant restaurant and events center, is nearly always busy serving authentic Mexican cuisine and hosting small and large events. While owner Maya Santamaria is busy making sure her patrons are...
New lighting at Taqueria La Hacienda
Maddie Norgaard
Mon, 04/18/2016 - 5:08pm
Miguel Zagal, owner of Taqueria La Hacienda, took advantage of the opportunity to increase the energy efficiency of his restaurant through the Small Business Energy Coaching Partnership, a jointly run program...

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in Saint Paul
10:00am to 5:00pm
MRES will be part of this year’s Minneapolis and St Paul Home Tour. We are substituting for our own spring solar tour with locations featuring solar or green building, recycling, re-use, net zero energy and other...
in Northfield
5:30pm to 1:00pm
You are invited to St. Dominic Church’s Energy Efficiency Fair, part of a project funded by a SE CERT Seed Grant! What? See student projects, find out how you can be a steward of God’s Earth, and learn about how you...
in St. Paul
The Department of Commerce will be hosting two CARD behavioral program sessions on the morning of May 2 at the Wilder Center in Saint Paul. Both of these workshops will be led by Illume Advising. New CARD Behavioral...
in Bloomington
7:30am to 12:30pm
You’re invited to join Xcel Energy on Tuesday, May 3, for a special half-day workshop on variable frequency drives (VFDs) and water well pumping. Water pumping systems can be critically important to a facility’...

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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