Mission & Values

We envision a healthy, carbon-neutral economy that works for all people.

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Everything you need to save energy.

We offer practical energy solutions so homes, buildings, and communities can reduce energy use.

Our mission is to discover and deploy the most effective energy solutions that strengthen the economy and improve the environment.

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We stand for genuine relationships, intersecting skills, and earned expertise. 

From independent technical research to program development and implementation, community engagement, policy advocacy, and project financing, our full range of expertise and deep experience is largely unique nationwide. Our people and our nonprofit mission make it possible.

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Our creative innovations are informed by decades of on-the-ground experience. 

Fittingly, you can trace the roots of today’s CEE all the way back to twin beginnings in Minnesota’s Twin Cities — in the Energy Office of Minneapolis in 1979 and as a consortium of St. Paul neighborhood organizations in the mid-1980s.

Each helped define the framework for a national energy efficiency movement and established our team’s long history of collaboration to develop and deliver energy efficiency programs for homeowners, renters, businesses, and communities.

Our work is guided by six core values. 

Collaboration

For greatest impact, we seek and embrace complementary strengths and diverse points of view.

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Expertise

Everyone we serve benefits from decades of field experience and robust skill sets that we grow and strengthen daily.

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Science

Our pragmatic approach and credibility depend on data gained through independent research and expert analysis, with a focus on results.

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Community

Everywhere we work, we rely on diverse perspectives and local wisdom for people-centered solutions tailored to serve all.

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Integrity

The trust we’ve earned comes from our track record emphasizing ethics and honesty across our work.

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Equity

Our efforts align to foster an energy economy with cost-effective, practical solutions that promote prosperity for all.

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