Media: Minneapolis offers financing for energy efficiency projects (MPR)

Sep 14, 2015

From Minnesota Public Radio:

The city of Minneapolis is offering financing for residents interested in making their homes more energy efficient. Low-income residents can get a free Home Energy Squad visit, which includes things like checking for air leaks, installing programmable thermostats and weather-stripping and changing out light bulbs.

More than 7,000 Minneapolis households have already participated in the program. The city's sustainability coordinator, Brendan Slotterback, says officials are trying to gather more data on which neighborhoods are using the program the most and whether low-income areas have tapped into it less often. "We are trying to figure that out: Who's been served by the program, where do we need to do more outreach and what are the best ways to get out to the folks who need these programs the most," he said ...

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[ Center for Energy and Environment delivers the Home Energy Squad's services, tailoring each home visit to each resident's specific needs and interests. Since 2009, Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy have contracted with CEE to administer Home Energy Squad Enhanced (and prior related programs) in Minneapolis and other Twin Cities locations. ]