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The Minnesota Department of Commerce has announced the opening of the application process for the 2018 Clean Energy Community Awards (CECA) to recognize the good work of Minnesota communities in helping achieve the state’s clean energy goals. Commerce is the sponsor and...
Attendees chatting about super exciting energy efficiency opportunities, all made possible by building benchmarking!
Chris Meyer
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 2:13pm
Remember the movie Toy Story and that phrase, “To Infinity and Beyond!”? That was the basis for the name “Buildings, Benchmarks, and Beyond” or B3, and it was with that same sort of enthusiasm—but...
Community solar garden from above | Credit: Metropolitan Council
Trevor Drake
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:31pm
Since its launch in 2014, Xcel Energy’s community solar garden program in Minnesota has driven a growing conversation about solar energy options and opportunities, especially among local government staff and...
Waconia Public Schools third-party solar ribbon cutting
Peter Lindstrom
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:36pm
Minneapolis, Champlin, Forest Lake Area Schools, Lester Prairie, Dakota County, Waconia Public Schools. What do these local governments and schools districts have in common? They are just a sample of public...
Ice dam on a home in winter
MN Dept. of Commerce
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:06pm
Before winter gets into full swing, Minnesota homeowners have the opportunity to act now to help prevent ice dams and costly water damage to ceilings and walls.   What’s the problem?   Ice...

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Annette Fiedler is Physical Development Director of the Southwest Regional Development Commission. She grew up in Nebraska, attending high...

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in Rochester
12:00pm
Kevin Bright, Rochester DMC Sustainability Director, invites you to the inaugural Sustainability Series kick-off event scheduled on Wednesday, December 13th at the Rochester Public Library from 12 -1 pm. Each month,...
1:00pm to 2:00pm
New transport membrane humidifier (TMH) technology can retrofit the standard older furnaces to make them as or more efficient than new furnaces. A CARD-funded study recently completed by the Center for Energy and Environment...
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...
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...
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...

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CERTified Campaigns


Switch to Efficient Light Bulbs

 
Start finding the right lights
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 >>

Minnesotans building a clean energy future

         

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