CU Green is a partnership of the Minnesota Credit Union Network that provides a variety of homeowner and small business loans to be used for clean energy projects, such as the installation of home solar projects and the implementation of energy efficiency projects. CU Green has created this platform to make clean energy more accessible to Minnesotans by offering a variety of services and loans, such as below-market-rate residential solar loans and educational resources.

Honorable Mention

City of Mankato Energy Savings Project

The City of Mankato has developed and implemented an energy savings project in partnership with Ameresco, Inc. The project has increased energy efficiency and cost savings by way of lighting upgrades, facilities improvements and other projects.

About the Energy & Climate Category

A partnership working to reduce greenhouse gas or carbon emissions, cut energy consumption, enhance climate resiliency, advance energy efficiency or improve air quality. Projects may also include collaborative efforts to address the changing global climate.