Strengthening Minnesota businesses by improving efficiency while saving money through energy, water, and waste reduction

2020 Proposals

2020 Intern Project Proposals

Businesses: All project spots for the 2019 summer intern program have been filled. If you are interested in hosting an intern in summer 2020, call Nathan Landwehr at (612) 624-4697 today to start the discussion.

2020 Proposals


Although Minnesota is a leader in air quality, air pollution is still a concern in our state. Reducing VOC emissions has positive health impacts for your employees, the general population, and potentially your bottom line.


Your company is still paying twice for water; once for the water provided to your facility and once for the amount of water you are discharging to the local wastewater treatment facility. Water conservation measures can reduce the amount of water you use as well as your water costs


Optimizing material use and reducing waste can make your operation more efficient and result in cost savings for purchasing, handling, and disposal.


Implementing energy efficient solutions can benefit your business by reducing costs, reducing the impact on the environment, and helping to ensure that a reliable and secure source of energy is maintained for the future.

Upcoming Events


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    July 18, 2019

    8:00 AM-6:00 PM
    July 18, 2019

    Resilience Planning and Adaptation Training for Water and Wastewater Utilities

    Share information about how environmental conditions and extreme weather events (such as drought and flooding) could impact drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities in Minnesota. Introduce EPA’s Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU) resources and tools.  Identify and share information on adaptation strategies to build utility long-term resilience and discuss strategies for making the business case to invest in resilience.

    Target Audience
    • Drinking water, wastewater and stormwater utility staff and managers engaged in long-term planning and decision making
    • Technical service providers, water sector associations and consultants
    • Watershed planners
    • Local, state, federal and tribal government officials