The CLASS 5 Plan

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The CLASS 5 Plan "in a box" provides the behavior-based steps, strategies and tools to reduce your energy use and costs by 5-10 percent within one year including:

  • The 10-step CLASS 5 Plan Guide to organize and direct your efforts.
  • A Welcome DVD for presenting the Plan to others in your organization.
  • An energy use baseline for one site, and access to our online utility tracking tool to measure energy use and generate progress reports.
  • Energy awareness and progress posters to educate and inspire people.
  • Window Clings to highlight your institution's energy saving efforts with employees and visitors.
  • Recognition materials to reward people for their participation.
  • Access to the CLASS 5 Members Only website which includes customizable articles, emails, press releases and internal communications.
  • Start-up coaching and remote coaching calls with a CLASS 5 consultant.
  • You choose how quickly you want to implement the 10 steps. You choose the awareness campaign materials that work best in your organization's culture. You choose the level of support you need from our experienced CLASS 5 consultants. And you will gain the knowledge and behavioral changes to position your organization for lower energy use and costs for many years to come.

    Organizations that implement the CLASS 5 Plan reduce their energy use by 8 percent, on average, by the end of the first year. But is the CLASS 5 Plan cost effective for your organization? If your organization is spending $6,500 or more per month on energy, payback on the CLASS 5 Plan can be less than one year.

    The Plan has been successfully implemented in hundreds of buildings, by people just like you, saving millions of dollars in energy costs. However, organizations that are most successful with the Plan will have three things in common:

  • Senior-level support for the effort
  • An internal champion to lead the charge
  • Broad-based participation
  • These three keys to success will help create an organizational framework and culture for significant, ongoing energy savings.

    CLASS 5 offers Plans "in a box" for office/commercial, higher education, K-12 schools and health care.

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    Higher Education
    Grades Pre K-12
    Business Community
    Religious Groups
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Outside Minnesota
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    Ann Arney
    CLASS 5 Energy
    1044 Centerville Circle
    Vadnais Heights, MN 55127

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