Upcoming Events

February 25, 2020

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago IL

This dynamic one-day event hosted by ACEEE will explore how energy efficiency and clean energy are increasing rural prosperity.

February 25-26, 2020

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), Duluth MN

Learn about the latest in energy-efficient building and technologies, renewable energy, best practices, and responsible design. With over 40 sessions from some of the best educators in the business, you’re sure to find something that's right for you.

HOSTED BY CERTs
February 25, 2020 | 1-4:30pm

350 Harbor Dr, Duluth MN 55802

This half-day session devoted to air source heat pumps (ASHPs) starts with the latest findings on design optimization, quality installation, and integration with existing systems. The next presentation covers customer engagement about ASHPs. Then, the session reveals a plan for super-charging the cold-climate ASHP market and ensuring good customer experiences in Minnesota, along with how to be a part of it. The next presentation shares real-world examples of multifamily and new construction ASHP installations to dig into the design details. Finally, a moderated panel of contractors already in the business of installing ASHPs further provides real-world insights.

February 26-28, 2020

Chicago IL

Once a year, MEEA invites all energy stakeholders to gather at our annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference to raise awareness and reinforce the importance of energy efficiency in the Midwest. 

February 27, 2020 | 5:30-8pm

Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, 3451 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis MN 55407

This heating and weatherization community workshop will include:

  • Tips/tricks to make your homes warmer and healthier
  • Giveaways to keep your home warm and healthy
  • Help with income-based energy assistance applications (funds to help pay your utility bills)
  • Free utility bill consultation (please bring a copy of your utility bill)
  • Drink warm beverages and share stories of thriving in winter
March 1, 2020 | 1-5pm

Lake City Catholic Worker Farm, 33292 Goodhue County 5 Blvd, Lake City MN 55041

At this event we will show off the design for the new Deep Winter Greenhouse created by Dan Handeen at the UMN Center for Sustainable Building Research. We will also have a planting demonstration led by Carol Ford for people interested in winter production. Tour the Lake City Catholic Worker Farm's Deep Winter Greenhouse. Stay for the potluck. Bring a dish to share.

March 2, 2020 | 4-7pm

Minneapolis Cider Company, 701 Southeast 9th Street , Minneapolis MN 55414

Leading experts from venture capital, technology licensing, legal, independent system operators (ISO), established and emerging energy firms will share their stories and advice on what it takes to transform breakthrough ideas into marketable opportunities in today's evolving energy landscape in this "Pathways to Market" panel.

March 4, 2020 | 9-11am

145 University Avenue West, Saint Paul MN 55103

Agenda coming soon.

March 14, 2020 | 1-4pm

Alternative Roots Farm, 11197 130th Street, Madelia MN 56062

At this event we will show off the design for the new Deep Winter Greenhouse created by Dan Handeen at the UMN Center for Sustainable Building Research. We will also have a planting demonstration led by Carol Ford for people interested in winter production. Tour Alternative Roots Farm's Deep Winter Greenhouse.

April 1, 2020 | 9-11am

145 University Avenue West, Saint Paul 55103

April 1, 2020 | 2-3pm

Utilities are invited to learn about awareness of and attitudes toward cold climate air source heat pumps (ccASHPs) in residential households in Minnesota.

April 5, 2020 | 1-4pm

Grampa G's, 207 Minnesota 210 , Pillager MN 56473

At this event we will show off the design for the new Deep Winter Greenhouse created by Dan Handeen at the UMN Center for Sustainable Building Research. We will also have a planting demonstration led by Carol Ford for people interested in winter production. Tour Grampa G's Deep Winter Greenhouse.

April 25, 2020 | 8am-3pm

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 701 Southeast 9th Street, Minneapolis MN 55414

The KidWind Challenge is a hands-on design celebration that engages students through the lens of wind and solar energy. Student teams design, construct and test small scale wind turbines and solar structures at events all over the world.  This video and this one this will give you an idea of what can happen at an event!

HOSTED BY CERTs
April 25, 2020

Mt. Iron MN

The Iron Range Earth Fest, hosted by the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability, is a celebration of local traditions and practical resources for sustainable living in northeastern Minnesota. Stop by the CERTs/ RSDP exhibit table and say hi to Colby Abazs, NE CERT Coordinator!

HOSTED BY CERTs
April 30, 2020 4-8pm

Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St N, Shoreview MN 55126

Join Metro CERT to celebrate our 13th year of connecting communities to resources!

May 16, 2020

Eden Prairie MN

At the MRES' Solar Boat Regatta teams demonstrate knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to design and build boats powered by the sun. They compete in a number of races, culminating with a one-hour endurance race.

May 19-21, 2020

Graduate Minneapolis hotel, 615 Washington Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis MN 55414

The Midwest Solar Expo returns to Minneapolis on May 19-21, 2020! Join 450+ clean energy executives from across the country at the Midwest’s flagship gathering of solar business leaders. As always, the Midwest Solar Expo will be covering the most up-to-date regional solar market developments as well as the latest trends in clean energy finance, business models, technologies and policies, advances in energy storage, smart grids and the electrification of everything.

Look for CERTs' Peter Lindstrom, who'll be speaking about solar schools!

June 26-28, 2020

Join us at The 31st Annual Energy Fair: June 26-28, 2020 as an exhibitor or presenter! Early-bird registration is open from Monday, November 4, 2019 to Friday, February 14, 2020. Reserve your space today!