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In 2014, the City of Detroit Lakes was looking at aesthetic and infrastructure upgrades to Washington Ave, including plans to retrofit the existing high pressure sodium (HPS) street lights to LEDs. “One of our goals was to create public awareness of LED lighting through this...
Joel Haskard
Wed, 07/01/2015 - 1:28pm
The goal of the Renewable Energy Outreach Project was to promote the benefits of solar heating systems, particularly for low-income households in Northwest Minnesota. Conservation Corps Minnesota (CCM)...
Testing water heater during energy audit
Isaac Mielke
Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:36pm
The Energy CENTs Coalition is collaborating with CenterPoint Energy this summer to offer the Low Income Rental Efficiency Program. Available for property owners renting to income-eligible tenants of 1-4 unit...
Biomass-powered greenhouse at Len Busch Roses
Isaac Mielke
Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:32pm
Since 1972, Len Busch Roses has used environmentally friendly biomass boilers to heat its greenhouse. This Plymouth business, the only rose grower in the United States outside of California, employs over 150 people...
Erin Smith
Wed, 06/24/2015 - 2:01pm
McLeod Cooperative Power held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of its Community Solar Project on June 23. Some of the members participating in the community solar array, Coop directors and employees...

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in Eden Prairie
9:00am to 11:00am
Please join the American Lung Association in Minnesota at the GE Vehicle Innovation Center in Eden Prairie on Tuesday, July 7th for an in-depth workshop on electric vehicle (EV) charging at the workplace as well as an...
in Minneapolis
8:00am to 5:00pm
Metropolitan Airports Commission teams up with e-ride Industries and Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition to bring an electric utility vehicle test drive + demonstration to fleet managers and sustainability staff. The open...
in Pelican Rapids
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Join us for an informational session and tour of Community Solar Gardens held at Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) in Pelican Rapids July 9th hosted by CERTs and LREC. Attendees will tour LREC’s Community Solar...
in Minneapolis
8:00am to 4:30pm
The Energy Storage Summit will feature both Minnesotan and national speakers from the energy storage industry, utilities, renewable energy experts, regulators and policy makers. The goal of the Summit is to gather talented...

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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 >>

Switch to Efficient Light Bulbs

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Use this updated guide to find the right lights and learn more about lighting options.
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