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Control moisture to keep your home comfortable and healthy this summer

Published July 6, 2021 Humidity plays a big part in the comfort and overall health of homes. High indoor humidity levels in the summer could potentially increase energy bills too. High humidity makes us feel warmer in the summer (and colder in the winter), causing us to cool (or heat) our homes more than we…

Keeping the Farmhouse Cool

Published June 4, 2021   Video transcript Summer is a busy, important time of year for rural households. What is comfortable varies from person to person so controlling the temperature inside of your home is important. In this video we’re going to cover tips and strategies to keep your home cool and comfortable, while managing…

Managing space heater usage

Published December 29, 2020 As we enter the winter months, temperatures are starting to drop, and many households may be looking to portable space heaters to help stay warm in their homes. If this includes you, it is important to factor in the capability, costs, and efficiency of space heaters. This blog post will dig…

Heat and Greet!

Heating and Weatherization Community Workshop Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:30-8:00 pm The workshop will include: Tips/tricks to make your homes warmer and healthier Giveaways to keep your home warm and healthy Help with income-based energy assistance applications (funds to help pay your utility bills) Free utility bill consultation (please bring a copy of your utility…

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Public workshops to address systemic inequities in energy efficiency

Published February 11, 2020, It’s been a few months since our last update on the Energy Efficiency Peer Learning Cohort. CUB has been partnering with Twin Cities neighborhood-based groups and other organizations to improve energy efficiency opportunities for black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), renters, and low-income communities. We have been very busy this winter…

Heat & Greet!

Heating and Weatherization Community Workshop Thursday, February 27th 5:30-8:00 pm The workshop will include: Tips/tricks to make your homes warmer and healthier Giveaways to keep your home warm and healthy Help with income-based energy assistance applications (funds to help pay your utility bills) Free utility bill consultation (please bring a copy of your utility bill)…

Save the Environment and your Utility Bills

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Be ready this heating season! In this educational presentation, CUB will help you better understand your electric and gas bills, provide tips to reduce energy usage and outline programs for energy assistance. ***Room location TBD.

Ice Harvest Festival

Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:00-3:00 PM Richardson Nature Center Join Climate Generation for the final event in their three-part Climate Conversation, A Warming Minnesota: The Love and Loss of Winter, in partnership with Three Rivers Park District. Participate in the fun of the annual ice harvest, plus learn about climate change impacts and solutions through…

CUB at University of St. Thomas

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM University of St. Thomas, Murray Herrick Campus Center Room 204 Renters: Are you ready for this winter? Do you have concerns about your energy bills? In partnership with the University of St. Thomas Off-Campus Student Life Center, CUB will be providing practical tips to help student renters reduce their…

Learning to Save Energy Early

Published October 28, 2019 Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes and 48 public and private universities. Every year thousands of students flock to college campuses to pursue a higher education. While campuses create an atmosphere of community and is an environment for students to build relationships, they’re also significant energy users. Like many large facilities, campuses…

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