Resources

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)  In-depth technical and policy analysis, policy and program consulting services, and educational events to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors.

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)  Information and networking in the field of energy engineering, energy management, renewables, power generation, energy services, sustainability, and related issues.

Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP)  Professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and transfer of knowledge and experience for members of the energy services industry.

ASHRAE  Research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education focused on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration, and sustainability within the construction industry.

Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (CEERE) Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)  No-cost energy and resource assessments for small to midsized manufacturing facilities in New England.

CenterPoint Energy Natural Gas Energy Analysis  Commercial energy audits to inspect building envelope and installed natural gas equipment, examine how they are operated, and identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency.

Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency   Conservation improvement and energy efficiency programs for retail customers of municipal utilities in Central Minnesota.

E Source  Objective research and advisory services to utilities and large energy users to advance efficiency programs, improve customer experience, and use energy more efficiently.

Energy Center of Wisconsin  Research, program design, and hands-on demonstration in buildings nationwide to promote sustainability

Enterprise Minnesota  Consulting to help small to medium-sized manufacturing companies become operationally efficient and well positioned to grow profitably; one of 60 federal Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) organizations.

Focus on Energy (FOE) Variety of training courses designed to teach attendees ways to manage energy more effectively, improve operational productivity, and reduce costs

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Fosters market penetration of energy-efficient technologies and promotes new technologies, products and best practices, including renewable energy.

Minnesota Department of Commerce-Energy
Conservation Improvement Program (Minnesota CIP)
  
Oversees electric and gas utility conservation improvement programs to ensure that ratepayer dollars are used effectively and energy savings are reported accurately.

Minnesota CIP Design Resources  Design resources for Minnesota utilities and alternative program providers, including ESP® energy efficiency data management system, forums, policy guidance, forms, energy calculators, specifications guides, and technical reference materials.

Minnesota Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) Grants Funds energy research and development projects to help utilities reach their annual state energy conservation goal of 1.5 percent.

Minnesota Office of the Reviser of Statutes  Current Minnesota statures related to conservation improvement.

Minnesota Power One Business® PowerGrant  Grants to commercial/industrial/agriculture customers of Minnesota Power who use innovative technologies, improve manufacturing processes, undertake renewable electric energy projects, or who need project design assistance.

Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (Mn-TAP) Outreach and assistance to help Minnesota businesses develop and implement industry-tailored solutions to prevent pollution at the source, maximize efficient use of resources, and reduce energy use and costs.

Solar Energy News Magazine News from the solar industry.

U.S. Department of Energy–Building Energy Codes Program  Current energy codes and standards adoption for commercial and residential buildings in U.S. states and territories.

U.S. Department of Energy–Energy and Cost Savings Calculators  Interactive calculators provided by the Federal Energy Management Program or ENERGY STAR to estimate energy and cost savings for energy- and water-efficient product categories.

U.S. Energy Information Administration  Collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.