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Better Buildings

Highly efficient homes and commercial buildings make Minnesota a great place to live and do business. Fresh Energy is identifying new data-driven opportunities that save money – for home owners, renters, and companies – and improve the health of our communities.

Cold weather and energy efficiency: what’s the connection?

The polar vortex has left our region, but as climate change accelerates, extreme weather in the Midwest will continue to occur. Could more efficient buildings help solve the clean energy equation?

Making multifamily housing more energy efficient: a win-win for building owners and renters

New success stories developed by Xcel, CenterPoint, and the Minnesota Department of Commerce show the benefits of a “one-stop” whole building approach to spur energy efficiency in multifamily buildings.

Our commitment to energy, access, and equity

Fresh Energy’s new Energy Access and Equity program area will house our work to create and expand clean energy opportunities for under-resourced households and renters and ensure that equity is at the heart of our efforts.

Innovative project to benefit renters and building efficiency

Through the Saint Paul Tenant-Landlord Energy Project, Fresh Energy and Community Stabilization Project are seeking to build a network of renters, landlords, and other critical stakeholders in the city to advance policies, provide education on energy-related issues, and support implementation of collaboratively developed solutions.