Community Energy Services

The Cleveland Neighborhood is offering homeowners the opportunity to get a free in-home energy audit.

Important Details 

You must be a homeowner
You must sign-up for a one and one-half hour Community Energy Services Workshop
Only the first 100 owner-occupied homes from the Cleveland Neighborhood will be able to attend at no charge. Others will be charged $30.
You must live in the Cleveland Neighborhood (non-residents the cost is $30). Act now, only 30 spaces left!

  • Live West of Penn Avenue North and
  • Live North of Lowry Avenue North and
  • Live East of Xerxes and
  • Live South of Dowling Avenue North

Want to learn how to reduce your energy consumption, save money and stay comfortable? Now you can through the Community Energy Services program, a comprehensive one stop residential energy program now being offered in the Cleveland Neighborhood. Through the program, you will have access to a free workshop on energy efficiency and conservation and a home energy visit by two qualified professionals.

The next free Energy Efficiency and Conservation workshop held in the area are:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm at Salvation Army, 2727 Central Avenue NE.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 6:30 pm at North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Avenue N.

The workshop will last about an hour and a half and will provide an in-depth look at the Community Energy Services Program, including information on saving energy in your home. You must attend the workshop in order to schedule an in-home energy audit. The energy audit would normally cost $30, but thanks to the Cleveland Neighborhood Association, it will be FREE for the first 100 Cleveland residents who sign up for and attend the workshop.

You may attend any Community Energy Services Workshop, just identify yourself as a Cleveland resident and bring your Driver’s License/State ID as proof that you live in the neighborhood.

At the home visit, two qualified professionals will spend about 1-1/2 hours identifying your home’s unique energy needs, completing a blower door test and helping you to install free energy saving materials in your home. Up to $400 worth of goods and services are provided to you, including as many compact fluorescent light bulbs as needed, a programmable thermostat if appropriate,low flow shower heads, gasket seals, pipe wrap, water heater thermostats and more! At the end of the visit, you’ll receive a packet identifying energy improvements you can make to your home along with financing and rebate information.

Tired of weeding through complicated energy bills? Community Energy Services will also provide an energy use inventory for the past twelve months of use and then send you regular updates for the twelve months following your home visit. The reports quickly and easily show you what your home energy usage and costs are and how they compare, on average, to homes of similar size in our neighborhood.

It’s easy to participate in the Community Energy Services Program and receive all of the free products, services and information that will help you to be more energy efficient in your home and reduce your energy costs. Just be one of the first 100 Cleveland homeowners to contact Kyle Boehm at the Center for Energy and the Environment at or 612-219-7334 and register.

You may also attend other Community Energy Services Workshop, but make sure to register with Kyle to qualify for the Cleveland Neighborhood rebate.

Rental Properties:
The Center for Energy and the Environment offers programs for Energy Conservation in rental properties. For more information, please contact Mark Opdahl at (612) 747-6725 for more information.