Media: DMC Goes Green: board enlists help of energy consultants (KTTC)

Jul 31, 2015

From KTTC- Rochester:

Those at the helm of Rochester's future as Destination Medical Center met Thursday morning.

Today's DMCC board meeting focused on an audit of the 2014 budget, a discussion of the goals for 2016 and some action taken to keep things eco-friendly.

A group from the Twin Cities was officially taken on by the DMCC board to help make the Med City a bigger city, with a smaller carbon footprint.

"You're looking at, what's possible to achieve the goals that they have?" said Ken Smith, the president of Ever-Green Energy.

He, alongside people from the Center for Energy and Environment and the McKnight Foundation, pitched their ideas for the future of energy planning in Rochester.

"We tend to plan in silos and we really need to think horizontally,” Smith said.

Challenging them to think big, the board asked for their help to use energy smarter, and minimize emissions in a cost-effective way.

"There's a lot of things you can do, to just make all of your buildings better. With new energy supplies, there's a lot of ways to do that.,” said Sheldon Strom, the President of the Center for Energy and Environment.

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