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Efficiency Success

Stories that showcase energy savings and job creation related to efficiency projects.

Community center is Chisago City’s ‘dream come true’

StromRebuiltThumbnail.jpgWhen Chisago City purchased 70 acres of beautiful lakefront property just south of town in 2006, the acquisition presented a great opportunity. Not only did it allow Chisago City to establish Ojiketa Regional Park, it offered the chance to provide a community center long desired by the town. Read full story here.

Minneapolis church takes energy efficiency to the highest power

MplsChurchThumb.JPGThe First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis has become a model of energy efficiency and energy cost savings among the faith community in Minnesota. In just two years, through some basic energy improvements and maintenance, it has achieved substantial energy savings—enough to pay for the cost of improvements in the first year alone and to save thousands of dollars on utility bills in subsequent years. Read the full story here.

St. John’s installs building automation system, achieves energy savings

StJohnsEquipThumbnail.JPGSt. John’s Hospital in Maplewood is constantly seeking ways to improve its infrastructure in the most cost-effective ways. And when the stimulus-funded Commercial and Industrial Grant Program from the Minnesota Department of Commerce came along, it made energy efficiency easy. Read the full story here.