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Success Story – Seward Community Co-op

Seward Community Co-op saves with sustainable upgrades

Seward Community Co-opMINNEAPOLIS – The Seward Community Co-op (SCC) has been a leader in sustainable food in Minneapolis for 40 years.  With customer demand growing, SCC needed to expand. They purchased the nearby Creamery building to accommodate a dining space, office space, and a production facility. Energy Smart helped them secure rebates for high-efficiency HVAC units, demand-controlled kitchen ventilation, and an ENERGY STAR-rated dishwasher. The process required persistence, but eased the up-front costs for SCC. “Energy efficiency speaks to our [goal] to sustain a healthy community that has positive environmental impacts,” says Leo Sanders, Facility Manager.


Project cost: $75,573
Utility Rebate: $5,955
Year 1 Energy Cost Savings: $1,971.72
Annual Energy Savings: 32,578 kWh

Contact Energy Smart today to tap into utility rebates for your energy projects. Contact us at or (651) 292-3902.