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Built for the Future: How Minnesota can use high performance buildings to create healthy and great communities

January 27, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

When: Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:00-8:30 AM                                 

Where: Town and Country Club, 300 N Mississippi River Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55104

Cost: $30 Fresh Energy members/Government employees/Students, $45 General admission

$10 Early Bird discount is available till January 6, 2017. 

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*Registration will remain open as long as tickets are available.* 

Fresh Energy believes that high-performance, super-efficient buildings are a central feature of ensuring a healthy future for all Minnesotans. Residents benefit from good indoor air quality and low energy bills, and communities can embrace better buildings to attract economic growth and advance carbon reduction goals. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is proving that it is possible, affordable – and beneficial to low income Minnesotans — to build new homes that are far more efficient than is required by our current energy code. Rocky Mountain Institute is identifying state-of-the art strategies to improve existing housing and bringing solutions to scale across the country. Join Fresh Energy for a conversation with Susan Haigh of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and Jacob Corvidae of Rocky Mountain Institute as we discuss communities of the future, new and improved buildings, and the opportunities that are within reach right now.



Susan Haigh

SUSAN HAIGH has led Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity as president and CEO since 2005- one of the most successful Habitat affiliates in the United States serving the entire seven county Twin Cities region. Susan was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton as the Chair of the Metropolitan Council from 2011-2015.  She currently serves on the Itasca Project and the Minnesota Advisory Board for The Trust for Public Land. Previously, Sue served ten years as a Ramsey County Commissioner and twelve years as Chief Deputy Ramsey County Attorney.





JACOB CORVIDAE is a manager in buildings practice at Rocky Mountain Institute where he works on local, national and global projects to transform homes and schools.  He’s worked in sustainable community development for eighteen years with a focus on sustainability innovation, program design, community-based solutions, and collaboration building.  Previously, Jacob was the Executive Director of EcoWorks  in Detroit, Michigan that leads efforts in energy and water solutions and was the Co-Founder and President of the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office.



January 27, 2017
7:00 am - 8:30 am


Fresh Energy


Town and Country Club
300 N. Mississippi River Blvd
Saint Paul, MN, MN 55101 United States
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