Store manager Mike Hartman, left, reviews the energy-saving features of his store's new dairy cases with Allen Anderson, an energy professional representing Missouri River Energy Services and Ortonville Municipal Utilities. Equipment upgrades at Hartman’s SuperValu have improved the business’s bottom line, and the owners are sharing that savings with a lucky customer.
Energy efficient fluorescent fixtures installed in a new addition to Ron Kunkel’s autobody repair shop now means brighter working conditions for Kunkel and his employees. Kunkel Auto Repair in Adrian, Minn., recently installed T8 high-bay fixtures with six, 4-foot, 32-watt lamps.
Employers know that if employees make it a habit to save energy at home they are more likely to think about saving energy at work. Last fall, Newport Labs in Worthington, Minn., offered an educational opportunity to their employees to learn about energy-saving techniques for their homes.
The Melrose Public Utilities recently presented Stearns Electric Association with a check in the amount of $8,466. Melrose Public Utilities participates in a program known as Bright Energy Solutions, which encourages energy efficient choices for utility customers by offering cash incentives for equipment that uses less electricity.
Pleasant View Good Samaritan Home in St. James, Minn., recently installed two new Energy Star® rated, ACCU TEMP, six-pan steam cookers. The cooking upgrades qualified for a Bright Energy Solutions® incentive rebate totaling $600, or $300 each. Upgrading to the new equipment is estimated to save approximately 30,320 kWh and $2,700 in avoided energy costs.