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Viking Company of Albany, MN, along with partners Clean Energy Resource Teams and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, are pleased to announce the findings of the “Advantages of Wood Heat for Poultry” field study. The demonstration project field-tested a 1.65 million...
Keep your home warm and cozy with an energy audit and weatherization work
Dan Thiede
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:25am
It’s official, winter is here. If you have a drafty house, you’ve now had a couple months to be reminded of the comfort issues that come along with poor insulation and air sealing in homes. This roundup...
UMN’s new Main Energy Plant helps reduce campus emissions by 50 percent
Joel Haskard
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:41pm
“We’ve pledged to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions from operations to zero as fast as possible,” said Shane Stennes, the university’s sustainability director. The University has been exploring renewable energy...
Waconia Public Schools third-party solar ribbon cutting
Peter Lindstrom
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:24pm
This blog is excerpted from a Finance & Commerce story by Frank Jossi. Third-party ownership is one of the growing number of ways building owners can support solar energy and reduce their utility bills. Under...
La Crescent receives their GreenStep City sign from EQB staffer Kristin Mroz
Chris Meyer
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:55am
It’s been just over two years since La Crescent, MN (population 5,200) became a Minnesota GreenStep City in October 2015, but they have big achievements to share. In June of 2017 they advanced to a Step 2 city and...

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In a recently completed CARD-funded study, the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) assessed the performance and savings from two advanced retrofit technologies in commercial clothes dryers: moisture sensors and modulating gas...
in Saint Paul
7:00am to 8:30am
Individuals, foundations, and other private investors are increasingly looking to make an impact as well as a profit with their resources. Join Fresh Energy for a conversation with Susan Hammel, an impact investment expert...
11:00am to 12:00pm
The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) in collaboration with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) recently completed a CARD-funded field study to validate the performance, cost-effectiveness, and direct energy savings of...
in Cottage Grove
8:00am to 8:00pm
Designed to fit your busy schedule, MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes providing students with 46 hours of solar technical training. Topics include photovoltaic (PV) fundamentals, PV site assessment...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Commercial and hospitality buildings typically cycle between periods of very heavy hot water use and periods of low to no hot water use. To ensure an immediate supply of hot water at all times, building managers often...

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Switch to Efficient Light Bulbs

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

Saving Watts & Drops Fundraisers

Dairy Energy Efficiency Program
Groups can conduct fundraisers with energy and water saving products in collaboration with their utilities. Learn more >>

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