We believe in helping neighbors work together to make home energy improvements like air-sealing, insulation, solar thermal, and solar electric easier, cheaper, and more reliable. As a cooperative of neighbors taking action together, we:
- Lower costs by contracting and buying in bulk,
- Ensure reliable, effective sourcing and installation since together, we are a repeat customer
- Create a simple, easy process so we each don’t have to figure everything out on our own
- Make taking action social and fun
In 2012, Cooperative Energy Futures rolled out its pilot programs of a number of bulk buying programs; read an update here: April 2013 release
In 2013, Cooperative Energy Futures is expanding outreach and promotion of these programs to several communities across the Twin Cities. Please check back in mid May for a list of workshops and events where you can learn more and get involved. You can also sign up directly for any of the programs listed below.
Cooperative Energy Futures currently offering and referring four neighborhood-action programs for our members:
Weatherization Work Party: For folks just looking to do air-sealing and basic home weatherization yourself, organize a block party or other event among neighbors and friends. We’ll provide materials at bulk rates and basic training in how to use them.