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Before You Spend $20K on New Windows, Read This
New windows will lighten your wallet, but there's a chance they won't solve your older home's energy and temperature problems.

For the fifth straight year, the City of Roseville, in partnership with Xcel Energy and the Neighborhood Energy Connection, will offer free home energy audits to 200 Roseville residents.

Maplewood Mayor Competes in Team Energy Challenge

Increasing your home's comfort is its own reward. But sometimes a little friendly competition can add an extra incentive for learning more about energy efficiency. 

That's why Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik recently participated in the NEC's Home Energy Audit and Home Energy Squad programs.

Mayor Slawik scheduled  the audit as part of her involvement in  Energize Maplewood , a city-sponsored contest in which 12 teams of Maplewood residents compete to see who can shave the most off their energy footprint.

Stories From Our Nonprofit Loan Program

Jerry's Drewlo's Shoreview home is more comfortable all year round, thanks to the NEC's 4.99% Energy Fix-Up Loan.

Want to learn more about the NEC's financing options? Email LeAnne Karras.
New Home is Part Love Story, Part Building Science Experiment

 Photo credit: Linda Gallagher

From the first time they met, Mike and Linda Gallagher's relationship has been full of energy.

Mike, a retired environmental analysis instructor from Century College, first met Linda, a photojournalist and  social entrepreneur, through the  Minnesota Renewable Energy Society.

They started their new life together by building Peacefield Farm,  a home so efficient their utility actually pays them during the summer.

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