Community engagement

We're uniquely positioned to help you and your entire community improve energy use and efficiencies. From locally focused programs for energy upgrades, lending to make positive action possible, or long-range community planning, our offerings are built to engage communities.
Contact us to get started exploring how we can help your community take charge of its energy future with greater energy efficiency and forward-thinking, comprehensive energy planning.

Take Charge of Your Community's Energy Future (PDF)

Energy planning at city, county, or region-level
CEE works with communities at every level and stage of the process. We'll help bring the right people to the table to consider challenges and opportunities, and assemble a powerhouse team to put your planning in motion. Recent clients include Destination Medical Center in Rochester.
Minnesota Energy Challenge
Minnesota Energy Challenge is a free online action guide to help families and communities reduce energy waste. TOLBY® ("Turn Out Lights Behind You") school visits have already reached about 7,500 Minnesota students as a free interactive educational resource.
Regional Residential Energy Programs
In partnership with local energy providers, CEE provides qualifying residents with information and services to improve energy efficiency in their homes. Last year, we conducted nine Neighborhood Energy Challenge workshops in Rochester with 314 households attending.
Business energy efficiency loans
Our Lending Center provides cost-effective commercial financing to make it easy for borrowers to make efficiency upgrades that make financial sense. In partnerhship with several communities, CEE's low-interest loans help businesses statewide to cut waste and save money.
Businesses Bring Energy Efficiency Home
Our lunchtime workshop helps your employees save energy at work and at home. Employees will get energy saving tips plus an opportunity to sign up for a special discounted Home Energy Squad Enhanced visit. Contact Stacy Boots Camp
Congregations Saving Energy
CEE can visit your congregation and help members become environmental stewards. We'll provide options for your congregation to tangibly demonstrate its commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Contact Stacy Boots Camp