Posts Tagged ‘minneapolis’

Mayor Rybak Attends 2,000th CES home visit

From “The Mayor Blog”:

As great as it was to participate in the 2,000th home energy audit since the program began last year in 28 pilot neighborhoods, we also announced today that the program will be soon available citywide and will serve 4,000 more households. So if you’ve taken advantage of Community Energy Services already, congratulations; if you’re in a neighborhood that’s currently eligible, don’t wait any longer; and if you live in another neighborhood, contact your neighborhood organization today and encourage them to sign up for Community Energy Services today so that you can start taking advantage of it.

Thank you, Mayor Rybak, for blogging about our program!


Our 2,000th Visit!

Minneapolis celebrated yet another milestone in converting federal stimulus dollars into real savings for its residents with the completion of the 2000th home energy savings visit on Thursday, Oct. 14. Mayor R.T. Rybak, Council Member John Quincy (Ward 11), and representatives from the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) celebrated the milestone at the home of Mike and Breanne Rothstein, homeowners who took advantage of the Community Energy Services program, a collaboration with the City and Center for Energy and CEE.

The program puts Minneapolis homeowners on a comprehensive path to achieving energy savings and is funded, in part, by a grant of $705,000 the City received from the Department of Energy through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A pilot program was launched in 2009 in 28 neighborhoods and 2,000 houses. The grant allows for the expansion of this program to all neighborhoods in Minneapolis and to conduct energy audits of 6,000 homes. This program translates to an energy savings of $762,000 annually, a CO2 emissions reduction of more than 5,000 tons per year, and 34 new jobs.

:: City of Minneapolis

Johnny Northside Does CES

Prolific North Minneapolis blogger Johnny Northside has profiled his experience with the Community Energy Services program in the Hawthorne neighborhood – check it out!

:: The Adventures of Johnny Northside

Kingfield! This Week!

Hey Kingfield, last fall we had over 150 households sign up for the exclusive Community Energy Services program.  As of now, only THIRTY of your friends and neighbors are taking advantage of this round.  With the Energy Saver Rebate going fast and summer approaching, you don’t want to miss this opportunity.  Remember, you get a home visit from two experienced energy experts, a ton of materials installed for you and a year of feedback!  All for a $20 co-pay.  Contact Beth at or 612-335-5874 today to reserve your spot!

Kingfield Community Energy Services Workshops

Thursday, March 18th at 6:30 PM

Saturday, March 20th at 10:00 AM

Pilgrim Lutheran, 3901 1st Avenue South

*Free childcare and cookies provided*