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Secondhand Smoke Exposure for Minnesota Bars and Restaurants

Secondhand Smoke Exposure for Minnesota Bars and Restaurants Objectives This study was designed to address shortcomings of previous bar and restaurant SHS studies by using several tracers of SHS and repeated measurements at different times of day and days of the week ...

CEE Receives the Tulip Award

CEE received the annual Tulip Award which recognizes the contributions made to the Holland Neighborhood in 2013. 

Multifamily Ventilation Assessment and Retrofit Guide

Multifamily Ventilation Assessment and Retrofit Guide Overview This ventilation assessment guide can be used for multifamily buildings that are covered by the commercial building code. The commercial code applies to these buildings if they meet any of the following criteria:...

Media: Electric cooperatives fuel innovation nationwide and in Minnesota (Finance & Commerce)

Great River Energy's new blog post for Finance and Commerce celebrates Minnesota's electric co-ops and prominently features CEE's January policy forum on co-op innovation.

News: Three CEE-implemented programs receive national honor

ACEEE has identified One-stop Efficiency Shop (Xcel Energy), Partners in Energy (Xcel Energy), and Home Energy Squad (CenterPoint Energy, Xcel Energy) programs as outstanding energy efficiency programs. 

From the roots up, communities call for clean energy

My colleague Mike Bull  recently blogged about Minnesota’s aging electric generation fleet and CEE’s support of Xcel Energy’s plan to retire 1,400 megawatts of coal generation in Minnesota by 2026. Aging generation infrastructure is a significant driver for utilities as they...

Transferring Effective Multifamily Energy Programs to Communities in Greater Minnesota

Transferring Effective Multifamily Energy Programs to Communities in Greater Minnesota The Center for Energy and the Urban Environment (CEUE) has conducted extensive research in multifamily (five-plus unit) buildings since 1981. This research has resulted in the identificatio...

Window Retrofits: Increasing Window Efficiency Without Replacement

Project Process and Outcomes A team from CEE and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Building Research studied the savings potential of five different commercially available window retrofits: two types of interior mounted window panels and three kinds of ...

How to Start a Green Buildings Program

Since 1996, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Green Buildings Program has used utility ratepayer and federal funds to transform new and rehabilitated commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings into environmentally responsible,...

10 Things to Know About Smart Meters

The Electric Power Research Institute estimated that a modernized grid could yield up to $2 trillion in benefits and reduce emissions by 58 percent. Smart meters are a key physical component in smart grid implementation, but the media’s focused more on the risks of radioact...

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