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More than 100 Minnesota local government officials and business leaders gathered recently at the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus--along with more than 50 on a live webinar--to talk about retrofitting buildings. The event was officially called the _Forum on Energy Savings: Retrofitting Programs for Minnesota Cities, Counties, and Businesses.
According to Senator Al Franken, who convened the event, renovating buildings to make them more energy-efficient--called retrofitting--saves money, improves real-estate values, strengthens our infrastructure--and could be the next big thing for Minnesota's economy. Energy-efficient retrofits will also create badly-needed jobs in both the construction and manufacturing industries.
Senator Al Franken joined with a number of Minnesota partners to hold this forum, including the Clean Energy Resource Teams, University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, MN Chapter of the Energy Services Coalition, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Urban Land Institute, Minnesota Waste Wise, and the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Deputy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman with the U.S. Department of Energy was a guest speaker.