One-Stop Community Energy Services Pilot Program

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One-Stop Community Energy Services Pilot Program

  1. 1. One‐Stop Community Energy  Services Pilot Program CERTs Conference Neely Crane‐Smith Center for Energy and Environment February 10th, 2009
  2. 2. Center for Energy and Environment
  3. 3. Community-Based Social Marketing  Uncover specific community barriers  Create opportunity for positive interpersonal communication Public commitment  “Foot-in-the-door” technique  Incentives  Long-term feedback mechanism 
  4. 4. One-Stop Community Energy Services
  5. 5. Pilot Programs
  6. 6. Community Engagement
  7. 7. Community Leader Feedback “I wanted to do something to help curb climate change. Additionally, I wanted an excuse to introduce myself to all of the people on my block.” “(1) It’s a really great program. (2) Good opportunity to meet my neighbors and talk to them about something useful. (3) Free stuff!”
  8. 8. Workshops
  9. 9. Energy Presentation  Why energy efficiency is important  How the pilot will function  The impact of installing the free materials  Behavior change
  10. 10. Information Tables
  11. 11. Experts Available
  12. 12. Sign-Up for Home Visits
  13. 13. Materials  Compact fluorescent light bulbs Faucet aerators  Low-flow showerhead  Programmable  thermostat Gasket Seals  Pipe wrap  Power strip  LED night light  LED holiday lights 
  14. 14. Home Energy Use Inventory
  15. 15. Participant Feedback “Seeing how many other people were implementing a similar energy saving measures in my neighborhood…was really empowering and community building.” “It got me excited to really start being aware of the energy that I use…it’s hard to visualize what my little part can do, but I think the workshop really got people fired up. I know it did for me.”
  16. 16. Participant Feedback “The technician made many improvement suggestions. I quite liked the visit because it allowed me to ask a number of questions in an informal environment. It was very helpful!” “Confirmation of what we are already doing.” ‘Thanks for doing this. I feel fortunate to be part of the pilot study. One additional comment regarding this pilot study: it was very impressive to me that our city council members were some of the door-knockers signing people up. My thanks to them for their involvement!”
  17. 17. Program Expansion  Anticipating funding from the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR)  Program to begin July 1  Committed to work with seven cities • Minneapolis • St. Paul • Rochester • Apple Valley • Owatana • Austin • Duluth  Increasing services and program offerings
  18. 18. Program Expansion
  19. 19. Questions? Comments? Neely Crane‐Smith ncranesmith@mncee.org 612‐335‐5852

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