Archive for the ‘Save Energy’ Category

New Labels for Light Bulbs

From the Minnesota Energy Challenge blog:

I’ve been waiting for standard compact fluorescent light bulb labeling for a while now, so I’m really excited to hear that standard labels are coming next year! These new labels will be on all packaging for incandescents, CFLs and LED light bulbs and are modeled after nutritional facts labels.

:: Minnesota Energy Challenge blog


FAQ: Water Heater Woes

From the Minnesota Energy Challenge Blog:

But when I turn my water heater down, I can’t get hot water to my upstairs bathroom!

Pipe wrap is an easy and quick solution to water heating woes – and it’s one of the materials that we provide and install for you as part of the CES program!

:: Energy Challenge Blog

FAQ: Should I Toss my Incandescents?

From the Energy Challenge blog:

But what should I do with old incandescents that are still, technically, working?

:: Minnesota Energy Challenge Blog

Learn How to Save Energy and Money in your Home!

Community Energy Services, CES,  is a convenient one-stop residential energy program designed to help homeowners save energy and money in their homes.  The Center for Energy and Environment has teamed up with CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy as well as several neighborhood organizations throughout Minneapolis to make this program a reality.

  • FREE educational workshops to teach homeowners how to lower their energy use and save money;
  • Materials which may include: low flow showerheads, setback thermostats, compact fluorescent light bulbs, set back thermostat, gasket seals, door sweeps, faucet aerators, pipe insulation and more to help participants save now;
  • Customized home energy visits from qualified professionals who will identify additional ways for residents to save in their homes, including a blower door test and installation of materials;
  • Personalized energy use inventory for the last 12 months and feedback for  the next 12 months to show the homeowner how these  measures and materials are resulting in decreased energy use;
  • Information on financing, incentives, stimulus funding and rebates for those wishing to complete larger projects.

Funding for this program was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.