Thermal imaging with drones helps building improvements take off
Also: Automating public building benchmarking with custom software
Warren knows more about the building infrastructure of its community than any other city in the state. Located in northwestern Minnesota, the town of 1,600 used drones to capture thermal imaging to benchmark their community’s buildings. For Warren city officials the focus will now be on how to improve energy efficiency using the state-of-the-art images.
Town of 63 sees cost savings and safer streets with LED lighting
Project will pay back in two years and residents feel safer walking at night
"We only have 29 street lights in Whalan, but they were outdated and costing the city a lot to run and keep up every year," shared City Clerk and Treasurer Lolly Melander. "Now residents are delighted about the lights and how they shine at night. It makes them feel safer to be out walking."
Solar panels the newest addition to ROCORI Schools outdoor classroom
Collaboration blossoms with CERTs support
“The core goal of this project was to improve the outdoor classroom environment with solar while also educating the community about the many benefits of renewable energy,” shared Barb Omann, ROCORI English teacher and Environmentalist Club advisor.
Solar-powered vet clinic caring for animals, environment, bottom line
1st PACE financed project in Lake County
Drs. Mike Overend and Lucy Grina, co-owners of Lake County Veterinary Clinic in Two Harbors and Grand Marais, have been caring for animals since 1987. To care for the environment and the bottom line of their business, they recently decided to add solar.