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.
Castle Community a model for energy efficient redevelopment
Now multi-use with 20% energy savings
A unique collaboration brought energy modeling and efficiency measures into the renovation of the former National Guard Armory in Rochester—now dubbed the Castle Community. The measures are expected to reduce energy use by 20% when the building reopens as a multi-use space consisting of a restaurant, artist studios, gallery, and community gathering and events center.