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more. Our event calendar is packed with events happening all over the state—including
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CERTs 2015 Conference

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Regional Highlights

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Featured Event

Mar 25 How do we make advanced heat r... in Saint Paul
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Large commercial, industrial and institutional buildings consume a lot of electricity which degrades into enormous amounts of heat. The standard approach to managing this heat is to treat it as waste and expel it from...

Upcoming Events

9:00am to 5:00pm
This 10-week course offers engaging, frank, instruction from energy engineer Marc Rosenbaum. You’ll walk away with all the key components of a zero net energy home – and even design one as your capstone project. Marc...
9:00am to 5:00pm
Spend six weeks learning how well your buildings are performing with expert guidance every step of the way. Learn what data you need to gather, how to analyze it, and when you need energy monitoring hardware. Students will...
in Minneapolis
12:00pm to 6:00pm
One of The Carlson School of Management’s newest student organizations is bringing together business leaders in the Twin Cities for a conference that is the first of its kind in the region. The Carlson MBA Energy Club (MBAEC...
in Edina
The City of Edina Energy & Environment Commission is recognizing Earth Day with the 4th Annual Environmental Forum entitled “Here Comes the Sun: Clean, Carbon-Free Energy Independence.” The forum will be held at Edina...

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Testimonials about CERTs

There's no better group tying together the grassroots and policy wonks on energy work in Minnesota, across political and geographic boundaries.
- John Farrell
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
CERTs is a great way to ensure that all regions of Minnesota are equally represented as this green movement charges forward. Too often innovation and resources are stoked in central cities alone, leaving our efforts out-state neither recognized nor rewarded....
- Molly Berg
Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota
Project Independence was a quest to put a 10kw solar photovoltaic system on Chisago Lakes Middle school. These 44 panels were to be fully funded by students and staff with no cost to the school. We began the process in 2008 when the world economy fell...
- Pat Collins
Chisago Lakes Middle School
University of Minnesota Morris understands how important CERTs is in moving our economy to local green jobs.
- Lowell Rasmussen
University of Minnesota Morris
I have been involved with CERTs since its inception and have watched it grow to a mature organization dedicated to coordinating grassroots ideas and efforts to wean this state and country from our fossil fuel addiction. There is no other group of...
- David Opsahl
Willmar Municipal Utilities
With the help of folks at CERTs, the City of Royalton started at the very beginning of its renewable energy journey by doing an energy audit. The energy audit showed the council and residents that making renewable energy changes can impact the environment and...
- Andrea Lauer
City of Royalton