Minnesota Bill Would Allow Federal Funds to be Used Toward Energy-Efficient Windows in Certain Applications

Minnesota Senators LeRoy Stumpf and Kathy Saltzman have introduced a bill that, if made into law, would authorize state agencies to use federal stimulus funds dedicated to energy projects for the installation of energy-efficient windows in government and residential buildings.According to the bill, the Department of Administration and the Office of Energy Security would develop a plan and procedures to select, fund and implement projects using eligible federal energy-efficiency conservation block grant funds to install energy-efficient windows in government buildings owned by the state, counties, local units of government and school districts.

In addition, the bill also calls on the Office of Energy Security to develop a plan and procedures to select, fund and implement weatherization and installation of energy-efficient windows in residential buildings, including multi-family housing developments.

The Senate’s finance committee is currently reviewing the bill.


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