Financing Public Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Projects

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Financing Public Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Projects

Join us for a workshop to learn more about the financing tools available to implement EE and RE projects in your community or school.

By Minnesota GreenStep Cities and Tribal Nations

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, April 5 · 7 - 9am PDT



About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

How do we overcome financial barriers to act locally on climate and sustainability? Through an interactive workshop, we’ll explore financial options that overcome common community challenges like lack of up-front cash, tight operating budgets, and difficulty pairing high-impact climate actions together. We’ll also explore how public buildings can be an unexpected hero in carbon reduction. With new federal dollar opportunities and financial models that fund improvements by capturing their own efficiency savings, high-impact climate action may be on the table for your community faster than you think.

Choose your own adventure at this #GreenStepWkshp! Your storytellers will be:

  • Peter Lindstrom, CERTs Manager of Public Sector & Community Engagement
  • Dan Ruiz, Director of Operations & Maintenance, City of Brooklyn Park
  • Adam Seidel, Regional Account Manager - Infrastructure Solutions, ABM Industries
  • and more!


  • Intro to Financial Solutions: Savings-Driven Financing and No-new Spend, No-upfront Capital Solutions
  • Demystifying Federal Acronyms: New Federal Funding and Incentive Opportunities
  • 3rd-Party Solar Installation in the City of Brooklyn Park
  • Chose Your Own Adventure - Model Climate Project
  • Guide to Next Steps, Action, and Idea Generation
  • Feedback and Discussion: What’s Excited You and What do You Need to Learn Next?

Co-hosted with GreenStep Cities and CERTs.

About the organizer

Minnesota GreenStep Cities and Tribal Nations is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help communities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals. Program partners:

  • Clean Energy Resources Teams (CERTs)
  • Environmental Quality Board
  • Great Plains Institute
  • Izaak Walton League
  • League of Minnesota Cities
  • Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Rethos
  • Urban Land Institute