conservation

Renters tips to save energy and money

When renting an apartment or home it is important to consider the utilities you need to pay for in addition to your rent. Here are some general tips to help you get prepared when your utility bill comes in.  Find out what you are responsible for. Renters are often expected to sign up and pay…

Homes in winter

Who are these energy efficient neighbors?

One of the most consistent questions we get at CUB energy consultations is “Who are those neighbors that I see on my bill that are using significantly less energy than we are?” Many utilities have added a section on their bills or online portals that are comparing your monthly energy usage to that of your…

The connection between water and energy

March 22 is World Water Day. Its less well known than Earth Day, but very appropriate for Minnesota.  Minnesotans love water in all its forms- in lakes, rivers, wetlands or as snow! We are surrounded by it and lucky to have it in abundance, especially compared to other parts of the U.S. and the world….

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