Minnesota Retired Engineers Technical Assistance Program (RETAP)

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10/12/2015
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Resource Person
Abstract: 

The Minnesota Retired Engineers Technical Assistance Program (Minnesota RETAP) provides free, on-site, non-regulatory energy and waste assessments for Minnesota's schools, universities, colleges, non-profits (including faith communities/congregations), small to mid-sized businesses, and public and private institutions. Assessments include an on-site visit to your facility from a team of RETAP retirees with emphasis on finding opportunities to reduce waste, reduce stormwater run off and pollution, increase energy efficiency and conservation, and reduce operating costs.

Since RETAP's start in 2001, almost 200 Minnesota businesses and institutions have benefited from RETAP assessments. Each assessment yields a written report tailored for the client that identifies high priority changes and estimated financial and environmental savings from each recommendation. You are under no obligation to implement the report recommendations.

Average estimated savings from implementation of RETAP recommendations is over $4,300 per year per client. Here's a list of some of the schools RETAP has assessed:

  • Farmington Schools
  • Sartell Middle School
  • Northland-Remer Schools
  • North Branch Schools
  • Blake Middle School (Hopkins)
  • Chisago Schools
  • Lake Country School (Mpls)
  • Le Sueur-Henderson Schools
  • Lac Qui Parle Valley Schools
  • To find out more or to request a free assessment, visit http://www.pca.state.mn.us/retap or contact Mike Vennewitz, RETAP Coordinator, at mvennewitz@yahoo.com or 612.781.1307.

    Author: 
    Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
    Topic Areas: 
    Energy
    Conservation
    Waste Prevention
    Recycling
    Target Audience: 
    All
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Fee: 
    No
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    Mike Vennewitz
    RETAP Coordinator
    612-624-1300 or 800-247-0015
    mvennewitz@yahoo.com
    http://www.pca.state.mn.us/retap

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