Anna Jursik posted a blog post
In addition to saving energy, net-zero technologies offer a plethora of health, safety, and environmental benefits; but achieving zero energy can be prohibitively expensive. In this interview, Lucas Alm and Dan Handeen describe how they and their st…
May 8, 2014
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Imagine if your furnace let you know when needed a tune-up, or if your home theatre saw you coming and turned itself on. According to Marc Jensen, managing partner and chief technology officer at space150, the Internet of Things is already beginning…
Apr 22, 2014
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80 percent of Minneapolis’s housing stock was built before World War II, but 40 percent of these homes have never upgraded their wall insulation. After investigating barriers to completing efficiency projects, CEE’s latest report, Energy Fit Homes,…
Apr 2, 2014
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Contributing Author: Ben Schoenbauer Which residential water heating technology is best for meeting electricity savings goals? It will depend if the goal is reducing total consumption or lowering peak demand. In Minnesota, utilities run Conservation…
Nov 5, 2013
Anna Jursik posted a blog post
Energy efficiency can be a tough sell. Providing detailed information about financial savings and environmental benefits doesn’t always motivate conservation. So when rational arguments don’t work, how can we influence energy behavior? Perhaps by cr…
Jul 9, 2013
Anna Jursik posted a blog post
CEE understands that efficient technologies alone will not save energy. Consumer behavior plays a role in energy consumption, so our program design incorporates use strategies from behavioral psychology. We also like to use social media and other co…
Apr 15, 2013
Anna Jursik posted a blog post
Last December, Building Science Corporation (BSC) Principal Dr. Joe Lstiburek presented a full day webinar session on spray foam concerns and solutions, using information based on field experience and laboratory research. The webcast featured report…
Feb 4, 2013
Anna Jursik posted a blog post
High initial costs can discourage homeowners from making large investments in energy improvements such as new heating equipment or insulation. Our Community Energy Services (CES) residential program tries to remove this barrier by helping identify a…
Nov 26, 2012
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Community Energy Services draws from CEE’s experience applying community organizing principles to residential energy program design, but program staff are always looking for new ways to engage and educate people about energy. In this post, Program C…
Oct 22, 2012
Anna Jursik posted a blog post
Reposted from i.e., the Center for Energy and Environment's Innovation Exchange blog -- http://mncee.org/Innovation-Exchange/ie/Center for Energy and Environment research and programs focus on Minnesota buildings and homes, but advances in energy ef…
Sep 17, 2012
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This summer, the Innovation Exchange is thrilled to host Alice H. from Paris, France!  Alice is a project manager on energy retrofit of residential buildings at the research division of an energy utility company in France. She’s volunteering at CEE…
Aug 22, 2012
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CEE has always been attuned to advances in technology, whether assessing improvements in appliances and energy systems or applying new communication tools to innovate around program delivery. We recently interviewed Tom Spielman, Director of IT, and…
Jul 25, 2012
Anna Jursik posted a blog post
We're writing a series on women who work in the energy field and thought home energy professionals would be interested to hear their perspective.Reposted from i.e., the Center for Energy and Environment's Innovation Exchange blog -- http://mncee.org…
Jul 3, 2012
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