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Evaluating Conservation Improvement Programs in North St. Paul.

Erdmann, Julie, Humberto Guerrero, Timothy Hanzlik, and Sashan Rodrigo.

Produced by students in OLPD 5501: Principles and Methods of Evaluation, fall 2013 (Instructor Randi Nelson, College of Education and Human Development) as part of the 2013-2014 Resilient Communities Partnership with the City of North St. Paul. 

North Saint Paul, Minnesota has its own municipal utility, which is required by state law to spend 1.5% of its gross operating revenue on conservation improvement projects (CIP). The city has existing conservation improvement and energy efficiency programs, but believes these programs are not being fully utilized by local residents and businesses.

Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development students in a program evaluation course designed an evaluation plan to assess the existing conservation and energy efficiency programs, including whether the programs are being effectively marketed/communicated, and whether the incentives being offered are consistent with homeowners’ or business owners’ needs and interests related to conservation and energy efficiency.

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Minneapolis: Resilient Communities Project.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is supported by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Institute on the Environment.
23 pp.
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