Reports & Materials

Technical Report

Survey of Multifamily Building Owners and Managers in Minnesota Regarding Movement of Secondhand Smoke in Buildings and Designation of Smoke-Free Buildings

The goal of this project is to build a sound base of knowledge that will facilitate two types of actions to reduce renters’ exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in their homes.

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Survey of Minnesota Renters Regarding Secondhand Smoke Movement in Apartment Buildings and Interest in Smoke-Free Buildings

The goal of the project as a whole is to build a sound base of knowledge that will facilitate two types of actions to reduce renters’ exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in their homes: designation of smoke-free apartment buildings, and treatment of smoking-permitted buildings to minimize transfer.

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Using Renewable Energy in Minnesota Parks: A Guidebook for Park Managers

It is the hope of CEE that park staff across Minnesota use the lessons learned in this guidebook to duplicate the technically feasible and cost-effective technologies described here.

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Two Roads Diverge: Analyzing Growth Scenarios for the Twin Cities Region

The Sprawling and Smart Growth Scenarios were used to analyze growth impacts inside the seven-county metropolitan area and analyze growth impacts in the six outlying counties.

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Achieving Energy Efficiency In A Restructured Electric Utility Industry

This report focuses specifically on how the benefits of energy efficiency can continue to be realized by Minnesota in a restructured electric industry.

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Energy Improvements in Public Ice Arenas

This project's technology assessment and on-site engineering analyses have demonstrated the potential to cost-effectively reduce ice arena energy costs by an average of 30 percent.

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Opportunities to Expand Cogeneration in Minnesota

The objective of this project is to assist with the development of policies which encourage cogeneration by providing background information on cogeneration to Minnesota policy makers.

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Energy Efficiency, Economic Development and Reduced Emissions: An Action Plan for Minnesota

Unlike most energy plans, the Action Plan focuses on the economic benefits of the recommended actions and views the environmental benefits as a direct outcome of greater efficiency.

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Demand-Side Management for Municipal Utilities: A Practical Guide and Reference Manual

The goal of this manual is to provide a practical, step by step guide to assist municipal utilities in planning and carrying out demand-side management activities.

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Madison Gas & Electric’s Neighborhoods Energize Wisconsin Program

The overall goal of the NEW project was to demonstrate a program through which MG&E could achieve measurable electric efficiency improvements by delivering a coordinated, neighborhood-based environmental service to program participants.