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Michaels Energy Awarded CARD Grant from MN DOC

By February 5, 2014News, Uncategorized

Michaels Energy Awarded CARD Grant from MN DOC

La Crosse, WI – February 4, 2014 – Michaels Energy was recently awarded a Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) Grant from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources, for their “Mainstreaming Motel Optimization” program.  This program falls under the “Test or Demonstrate Innovative Program Implementation Strategies” funding topic.

Michaels Energy’s goal is to develop and pilot a deep energy savings program for midscale hotels in Minnesota. This will be an innovative program that will advance energy efficiency in the hotel sector through a combination of technical recommendations, ENERGY STAR benchmarking and certification, and new research seeking to connect energy efficiency and increased guest comfort and satisfaction.

Michaels is looking for 50 hotels throughout the state of Minnesota that would be willing to participate.  In addition, Michaels would like to partner with utilities throughout the state to help bring hotels to the program.  Utility participation in this program could lead to increased savings claimed toward their CIP savings goals.  For more information, contact Nancy Kelly at

For more on the CARD Grant Program, or information on other research and development grant projects that will ultimately help Minnesota consumers and businesses save energy, cut energy bills, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, view the Conservation Improvement Program article here.

Liz Haworth

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