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GreenStep City Best Practices Buildings and Lighting

Efficient Outdoor Lighting and Signals
no. 4

Improve the efficiency and quality of street lighting, traffic signals and outdoor public lighting.
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Use LED/solar-powered lighting for a flashing sign or in a street, parking lot or park project.

 
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Install at least one LED/solar-powered flashing sign, for example, warning flashers and wayfinding/signage lighting.
Install PV-powered or LED lighting as a pilot in a street, parking lot or park project. Examples include seasonally used park lighting (ice rinks, lighting in flood-prone areas, etc.).
Install routinely, as matter of policy, LED or solar powered lighting in street, parking lot or park projects.

Coon Rapids

Date action report first entered:   12/31/2014
Date of last report update:   12/31/2014

Implementation details:
Coon Rapids is working to increase the amount of LED powered lights throughout the city. In 2012, the City worked with Anoka County to begin using LED luminaries for overhead lighting at newly constructed traffic signals, including Main St from Avocet to University. Typically all newly constructed traffic signals now have LED overhead luminaries. EVP (Emergency Vehicle Pre-emption) indication lamps have also begun to switch over to be LED for all newly constructed traffic signals. The City has also installed a solar-powered cross walk sign at a high traffic location at Wedgewood Trail.

For more information contact:
Colleen Sinclair (City staff)   |   csinclair@coonrapidsmn.gov   |   763-767-6485

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Hutchinson

Date action report first entered:   04/27/2017
Date of last report update:   04/27/2017
Year action initially completed:   2015
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The City is in its third year of retrofitting City owned street lighting on our street reconstruction projects to LED from HPS. We will continue to install LED street lights as part of these projects moving forward.

Outcome measures/metrics:
There is currently 56 street lights that have been replaced with LEDs.

For more information contact:
John Paulson (City staff)   |   jpaulson@ci.hutchinson.mn.us   |   320-234-5682

Partners:
Hutchinson Utilities

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North Saint Paul

Date action report first entered:   04/12/2013

Implementation details:
In 2012 the City started replacing the City's street lights to LED street lights. As of March 2013 over half of the City's street lights had been switched out. In 2013 the City plans to convert the rest of the City's street lights.

For more information contact:
Keith Stachowski (City staff)   |   Keith.Stachowski@northstpaul.org   |   651-747-2423

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Oakdale

Date action report first entered:   11/14/2012

Implementation details:
All street projects in the City of Oakdale will now utilize LED lighting technology per city policy. The first street construction project completed under this policy was the Tartan Crossing redevelopment project, with all public improvements completed in the Fall 2012 using LED technology.

For more information contact:
Jen Hassebroek (City staff)   |   jen.hassebroek@ci.oakdale.mn.us   |   651-730-2723

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Saint Cloud

Date action report first entered:   05/17/2017
Date of last report update:   05/17/2017
Year action initially completed:   2015
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
Nearly all city parking lots and or parking ramps lighting have been converted to LED as part of the Street Light Improvements Project.

For more information contact:
Tracy Hodel (City staff)   |   tracy.hodel@ci.stcloud.mn.us   |   3202557226

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Warren

Date action report first entered:   10/26/2017
Date of last report update:   10/26/2017
Year action initially completed:   2015
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
• 1 Star – Warren uses two radar speed signs that utilize solar power via PV cells. • 2 Star – Warren install LED lighting whenever possible to light its streets, parking lots, and park/campgrounds; ongoing construction projects including the recreation center/hockey rink as well as the city pool house will use LED lighting on its streets and in its parking lots as will any future construction projects. * 3 Star – 2013, the City of Warren implemented a policy to routinely install LED lighting in every capacity regarding outdoor lighting.

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For more information contact:
Shannon Mortenson (City staff)   |   shannonm@warrenminnesota.com   |   218-745-5343

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Austin

Date action report first entered:   05/08/2012

Implementation details:
Rotary Park restroom facility is completely off-grid and power with 3 - 130 watt panels for a total of 390 watts

For more information contact:
Janet Anderson (Elected official)   |   jkanderson@gofast.am   |   507-433-1081

Partners:
Park & Rec Department

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Bloomington

Date action report first entered:   02/05/2018
Date of last report update:   02/05/2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
We have a number of sign systems that rely on solar power. The most common of those are the pedestrian activated rectangular rapid flashing beacon systems installed at crosswalks all over the City. These rely on solar power for both the flashing beacons and the wireless communication. The City also uses electronic radar speed display signs for awareness, and all components of those signs are solar powered.

For more information contact:
Mary Hurliman (City staff)   |   mhurliman@BloomingtonMN.gov   |   952-563-8730

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Brooklyn Center

Date action report first entered:   04/03/2015
Date of last report update:   04/03/2015

Implementation details:
Three City park's have had LED installed in the parking lot lights.

For more information contact:
Andrew Hogg (City staff)   |   ahogg@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us   |   763-569-3327

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Burnsville

Date action report first entered:   06/08/2012

Implementation details:
The City of Burnsville has installed two solar signs for pedestrian crossing. The first sign is located in downtown, on Nicollet Ave, and the second pedestrian crossing solar sign is located near Fairview Ridges Hospital. The city also installed a solar powered sign at its fire station. This sign flashes when vehicles are leaving the fire station. The City installed LED lighting for its Performing Arts Center parking lot. Burnsville's public works is in the process of determining how they can use LED lights in the streets and parking lots cost effectively.

For more information contact:
Sue Bast (City staff)   |   basts@ci.burnsville.mn.us   |   952-895-4524

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Eden Prairie

Date action report first entered:   01/16/2014

Implementation details:
We recently retrofitted several 250-watt high pressure sodium street lights with more energy efficient 100-watt LED street lights. The new LEDs were installed as part of a pilot project on Viking Drive between Flying Cloud Drive and Prairie Center Drive. The city contracted with Lighting House USA of Plymouth, Minnesota to manufacture the LEDs- and our own city crews installed them. While LED street lights are not new to the market, we are one of the few cities that have installed them. Additionally, the manner in which we installed the lights is very unique. Working with our vendor we were able to reuse the existing street light housing units and just simply replace the internal system with LED panels. This reduced the amount of new material needed to retrofit the lights, resulting in a significant cost savings to the city and less material being land filled. The total cost of the project was $3,108.00 for seven lights – much less than the cost of all new LED lights and fixtures.

Descriptive links: http://edenprairieweblogs.org/rickgetschow/posts/1793/

For more information contact:
Tania Mahtani (City staff)   |   tmahtani@edenprairie.org   |   952-949-8413

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Edina

Date action report first entered:   09/09/2013

Implementation details:
Public Works building parking lot at 7450 Metro was retrofit to LED lighting CEE's on stop lighting shop is working to provide alternatives for lighting for 50th and France area ramps. No project yet scheduled.

For more information contact:
Tara Brown (City staff)   |   tbrown@edinamn.gov   |   952-826-1621

Partners:
CEE

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Falcon Heights

Date action report first entered:   12/02/2013

Implementation details:
In 2012, the City worked with Lightinghouse USA to install LED bulbs in approximately 40 decorative street lights.

Outcome measures/metrics:
This installation will not only save the City $$$ on utility costs, but the life span of the LED bulbs will save time and resources on electirician costs for old bulb replacement.

For more information contact:
Sack Thongvanh (City staff)   |   sack.thongvanh@falconheights.org   |   651-792-7600

Partners:
Lightinghouse USA

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Golden Valley

Date action report first entered:   11/29/2016
Date of last report update:   03/29/2017
Year action initially completed:   2013
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The entire City Hall campus exterior lighting system has been converted to LED (signs, parking lot lights, bollards, security lights). In 2017, LED lighting was installed at Ballfield #2 at Isaacson Park thanks to a Hennepin County Youth Sports grant. LED lights will be installed at the park's two other ballfields by the end of 2018. In addition, building maintenance staff retrofits LED lighting within park buildings and other public spaces as resources allow. LED building security lights are added as park shelter roofs are replaced. The City is working on creating an up to date inventory of these conversions.

Outcome measures/metrics:
The City Hall parking lot was retrofitted with LEDs in 2013 resulting in an 18,967 kWh decrease in annual power consumption between 2013 and 2014. In 2013 the cost of electric consumption from that parking lot was $3,172.86 per year; in 2014 it was $1,436.00 (reduction of $1,736.86).

For more information contact:
Al Lundstrom (City staff)   |   alundstrom@goldenvalleymn.org   |   (763)-593-8046

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Kasson

Date action report first entered:   05/31/2013

Implementation details:
We have installed two solar blinking crosswalk caution signs. We have planned for 1 parking lot light at City Hall which will be LED soalr powered.

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La Crescent

Date action report first entered:   09/02/2016
Date of last report update:   04/03/2017
Year action initially completed:   2016
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
Currently the City of La Crescent has installed LED lighting in the ice arena parking lot as well as transitioned all Christmas lights to LEDs for future use. Warning flashers are rotated in different areas and are powered by solar energy.

For more information contact:
Shawn Wetterlin (City staff)   |   SWetterlin@cityoflacrescent-mn.gov   |   507-895-4409

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Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Date action report first entered:   04/13/2015
Date of last report update:   04/13/2015

Implementation details:
LED lighting at new buildings at the Leech lake Division of Resource Management and the Tribal Council Administration building. Solar power lighting is also used at the Tribal Council Administration building.

For more information contact:
Brandy Toft (City staff)   |   air@lldrm.org   |   218-335-7429

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Mankato

Date action report first entered:   03/23/2012

Implementation details:
In 2011 City Engineering staff undertook a pilot project installation of several varieties and models of LED streetlights, along Val Imm Drive in Mankato and nearby to the Minnesota State University-Mankato campus. The area was selected as a test area due to its wooded location and moderate traffic levels in order to gauge public perception of LED lighting for future implementation. Signage has been installed denoting different areas of different model lighting with contact information for interested parties to offer input.

Outcome measures/metrics:
City is currently evalutating savings of LED lights and monitoring feedback. Consideration of other test sites in other location, including downtown City Center area is ongoing.

Descriptive links: http://mankatofreepress.com/bigstory/x1110907283/Mankato-embracing-GreenSteps-step-by-step?mailingdate=201106170600

For more information contact:
Molly Westman (City staff)   |   mwestman@mankatomn.gov   |   507-387-8571

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Marshall

Date action report first entered:   08/22/2012

Implementation details:
Marshall Municipal Utilities (MMU) implemented a pilot LED Street light project in 2010, installing 33 LED street light fixtures along State Street near Southwest Minnesota State University.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Following the intallation of MMU's LED fixtures , Southwest Minnesota State University also replaced 50 parking lot light fixtures with similar LED fixtures.

For more information contact:
Mark Antony (City staff)   |   MarkA@marshallutilities.com   |   (507) 537-7005

Partners:
Marshall Municipal Utilities, Southwest Minnesota State University

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Mountain Iron

Date action report first entered:   06/25/2012

Implementation details:
The City of Mountain Iron is currently experimenting with the installation of LED lighting for its newest street lighting project.

For more information contact:
Craig Wainio (City staff)   |   cwainio@ci.mountain-iron.mn.us   |   218-748-7570

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Pine City

Date action report first entered:   05/29/2015
Date of last report update:   05/29/2015

Implementation details:
Four-way stop sign downtown now solar-powered instead of electric flash. Location: 8th Ave. S. and Main St. S.

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Red Wing

Date action report first entered:   01/30/2013

Implementation details:
The Barn Bluff flag pole and Airport runway lighting are solar powered.

For more information contact:
Paul Drotos (City staff)   |   paul.drotos@ci.red-wing.mn.us   |   651-410-6744

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Richfield

Date action report first entered:   02/19/2016
Date of last report update:   02/19/2016

Implementation details:
We currently use one solar traffic sign. It reports speeds of vehicles as they proceed past the sign. All lighting was replaced with LED in the the parking lot of the ice arena/pool.

For more information contact:
Jim Topitzhofer (City staff)   |   JTopitzhofer@richfieldmn.gov   |   612-861-9394

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Roseville

Date action report first entered:   12/30/2014
Date of last report update:   02/11/2015

Implementation details:
The LED Four Year Plan(2013-2016) includes funding for street light replacement with a timeline. The focus is on 6 areas of the city including pedestrian walkways, parking lot lights and street lights.

For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff)   |   Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com   |   651-792-7049

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Saint Paul

Date action report first entered:   12/23/2014
Date of last report update:   12/23/2014

Implementation details:
About 50% of the City's parking meters are solar-powered about 50% City parking lots have high efficiency lights Some of the City's Dynamic Speed Display Signs are LED/solar powered.

For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff)   |   kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us   |   651-266-6590

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Sartell

Date action report first entered:   01/25/2016
Date of last report update:   01/25/2016

Implementation details:
The city has installed a few solar-powered flashing beacons adjacent to the elementary, middle and high schools off Pinecone Rd N. The city also has plans to install a couple more after receiving grant funds for Safe-R outes-To-School. The city installed Solar-powered lighting along the bike trail which connects Sartell City Hall to Bernicks Ice Arena and an adjacent residential development along the Watab River.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Improve safety and visibility of pedestrian crossings and provide efficient low cost lightning.

For more information contact:
Nate Keller (City staff)   |   nate.keller@sartellmn.com   |   320-258-7316

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Sauk Rapids

Date action report first entered:   03/03/2013

Implementation details:
A recent street improvement project on Benton Drive used LED lighting.

For more information contact:
Marilyn Patterson (Community volunteer)   |   mpp03@charter.net   |   320-258-5300

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Shoreview

Date action report first entered:   04/26/2013

Implementation details:
The City has 4 solar-powered speed signs and has plans to install 2 more during a 2013 road reconstruction project. Additionally, 2 Pedestrian Activated Crosswalk (solar/LED) signs will be installed in 2013. The City led a street light replacement project in 2012. The project is completed with 24 LED lights in four different areas of the City. Fixtures were 40 watt LEDs, which replaced mostly 175 watt mercury vapor fixtures. 28 more will be installed in 2013.

For more information contact:
Ellen Brenna (City staff)   |   ebrenna@shoreviewmn.gov   |   651-490-4665

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White Bear Lake

Date action report first entered:   05/14/2013

Implementation details:
Pedestrian crossing sign on Highway 96 N is flashing, LED and solar-powered. City Hall and Public Works parking lot lights are LED. City Hall flag pole is LED. LED street lights will be installed on Lake Avenue South from Whitaker Street to Highway U.S. 61 in 2014.

For more information contact:
Connie Taillon (City staff)   |   ctaillon@whitebearlake.org   |   651-429-8564

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Willmar

Date action report first entered:   07/23/2012

Implementation details:
The city of Willmar and the Willmar School District are starting to add LED lighting to their street and parking lot projects.

Outcome measures/metrics:
A LED flashing sign is installed at Business 71 and County RD 24 leading to the Willmar Community Golf Course. Several LED street Lights are installed for testing purposes. The 2011 Kennedy Elementary school parking lot used LED parking lights and LED building lights.

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For more information contact:
Sara Jacobson (City staff)   |   sjacobson@willmarmn.gov   |   320-235-4760

Partners:
Willmar Municipal Utilities, Willmar Public Schools

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Winthrop

Date action report first entered:   02/17/2016
Date of last report update:   02/17/2016

Implementation details:
We removed our stop and go lights and installed flashing, solar powered cross walk signs at two of our busiest intersections.

For more information contact:
Melissa Lorenz (City staff)   |   cityclerk@winthropminnesota.com   |   507-647-5306

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Albert Lea

Date action report first entered:   07/21/2016
Date of last report update:   07/21/2016

Implementation details:
The Albert Lea Police Department facilitated the installation of a solar-powered speed sign on Hammer Road.

For more information contact:
Jerry Gabrielatos (City staff)   |   jgabrielatos@ci.albertlea.mn.us   |   507-377-4316

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Arden Hills

Date action report first entered:   10/12/2017
Date of last report update:   10/18/2017
Year action initially completed:   2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The City installed a flashing school zone sign on County Road E2 that is solar-powered.

For more information contact:
Dave Perrault (City staff)   |   dperrault@cityofardenhills.org   |   6517927824

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Arlington

Date action report first entered:   07/22/2013
Date of last report update:   07/22/2015

Implementation details:
In coordination with Sibley County during a road construction project in 2013, a solar powered LED crosswalk sign was installed following the removal of a traffic light indicator. This summer, the City of Arlington will be adding another solar powered LED crosswalk sign to connect the north side of the City to the downtown and school. These actions compliment the City’s comprehensive plan in developing a walkable community: creating a safer environment in places that have a high concentration of pedestrians and traffic.

Outcome measures/metrics:
These crosswalk indicators run independently to alert drivers of youth and adult pedestrians.

For more information contact:
Annie Shotliff (City staff)   |   ashotliff@arlingtonmn.com   |   507-964-2378

Partners:
Sibley County

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Brainerd

Date action report first entered:   10/16/2014
Date of last report update:   10/16/2014

Implementation details:
There are two new pedestrian crossing signs along College Drive that use flashing LED lighting.

For more information contact:
Mark Ostgarden (City staff)   |   mostgarden@ci.brainerd.mn.us   |   218-828-2309

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Crystal

Date action report first entered:   09/07/2016
Date of last report update:   09/07/2016

Implementation details:
There are solar-powered speed limit signs on 36th and 47th Avenues. These signs were installed based on complaints by residents concerned about speeding traffic.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Slowing traffic on residential streets.

For more information contact:
Anne Norris (City staff)   |   Anne.Norris@crystalmn.gov   |   763-531-1140

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Elk River

Date action report first entered:   06/21/2012

Implementation details:
The intersection of the Great Northern Trail and 221st Avenue has been enhanced with solar powered street lights and flashing warning devices to warn the oncoming vehicle traffic of the presence of trail users. This intersection is also actuated by approaching trail users through the use of motion sensors on both sides of the trail.

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For more information contact:
Amanda Bednar (City staff)   |   ABednar@ElkRiverMN.gov   |   763-635-1068

Partners:
Department of Natural Resources

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Fergus Falls

Date action report first entered:   01/14/2016
Date of last report update:   01/14/2016

Implementation details:
The Fergus Falls Police Department has already installed three solar powered school zone signs and is looking into purchasing an additional three signs.

For more information contact:
Len Taylor (City staff)   |   len.taylor@ci.fergus-falls.mn.us   |   218-332-5418

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Fridley

Date action report first entered:   11/27/2017
Date of last report update:   11/27/2017
Year action initially completed:   2016
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
Solar-powered LED flashing stop signs were installed at a four way intersection by Fridley Middle School in 2016 as part of a Safe Routes to School Project

For more information contact:
Rachel Workin (City staff)   |   rachel.workin@fridleymn.gov   |   763-572-3594

Partners:
Fridley Public Schools; MnDOT

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Grand Rapids

Date action report first entered:   12/20/2012

Implementation details:
The City of Grand Rapids utilizes solar powered led lights as warning signal in residential areas to identify approaching intersections. They are also used at crosswalks at school road entrances.

For more information contact:
Julie Kennedy (City staff)   |   jakennedy@grpuc.org   |   218-326-7024

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Hastings

Date action report first entered:   04/27/2016
Date of last report update:   04/27/2016

Implementation details:
The city uses LED's in areas, no solar powered lighting yet.

For more information contact:
Kurt Stoudt (City staff)   |   kstoudt@hastingsmn.gov   |   651-480-2350

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Hermantown

Date action report first entered:   04/10/2015
Date of last report update:   04/10/2015

Implementation details:
City of Hermantown Police installed this, and three other identical, sign on each road leading to the school. The intent was to create a safer environment in a place that has a high concentration of children and traffic.

Outcome measures/metrics:
There are now signs running independently to create more aware drivers and protect area youth.

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For more information contact:
Adam Fulton (City staff)   |   afulton@hermantownmn.com   |   218-729-3618

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Hopkins

Date action report first entered:   04/01/2011

Implementation details:
In 2008 Hopkins installed solar-powered, flashing trail crossing signs in Burnes Park at the trail crossing and 2nd St NE. Solar-powered panels are also going up at the Depot Coffee House, to be completed fall 2011. The City will review its Zoning Ordinance and consider appropriate amendments to exempt active solar energy systems from lot coverage and setback provisions. The City will review its code and consider appropriate amendments to require swimming pools be heated using solar or some other form of renewable energy resource where possible. Within planned unit developments, the City will consider varying setback requirements in residential zoning districts as a means of protecting solar access.

Descriptive links: http://www.hopkinsmn.com/development/plan/pdf/04-land-use-and-development.pdf

For more information contact:
Chuck Autio (City staff)   |   Cautio@hopkinsmn.com   |   952-548-6378

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La Prairie

Date action report first entered:   04/14/2011

Implementation details:
We have established a committee to work with our electric utility provider to find a way to replace our current street lights (Mercury Vapor and sodium) with LED lighting. We also have begun to change out city owned lights with more energy efficient lighting on a case by case basis.

Outcome measures/metrics:
This is a work in progress. However we did replace the light at city hall that illuminates the flag and we replaced it with an LED light which our electric indicates will have an 18 month payback.

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Moorhead

Date action report first entered:   12/17/2017
Date of last report update:   12/17/2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
City-owned parking lot lights and park lights are routinely replaced with LED when the head need to be replaced.

For more information contact:
Dan Mahli (City staff)   |   dan.mahli@cityofmoorhead.com   |   218-299-5314

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New Hope

Date action report first entered:   03/30/2015
Date of last report update:   11/19/2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The city installed three solar powered driver feedback signs near schools after receiving obtaining a Safe Routes to School grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Descriptive links: https://www.ci.new-hope.mn.us/cms/one.aspx?portalid=9826709&pageid=11168672

For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff)   |   jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us   |   763-531-5119

Partners:
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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Newport

Date action report first entered:   02/14/2017
Date of last report update:   02/14/2017
Year action initially completed:   2015
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The City has installed solar-powered lighting for flashing stop signs at Glen Road and 10th Avenue and the pavilion at Bailey School Forest.

For more information contact:
Travis Brierley (City staff)   |   tbrierley@newportmn.com   |   651-459-5677

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Rochester

Date action report first entered:   06/01/2011

Implementation details:
The city of Rochester, Minnesota, is poised to initiate a significant LED streetlight installation project on city roadways. The proposed project is intended to replace up to 300 to 400 existing 175 watt mercury vapor streetlights with LED streetlight fixtures. The project is funded by an award of $180,000 from the US Department of Energys Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program combined with a 20% funding match from the municipal utility, Rochester Public Utility (RPU). RPU has budgeted a total of approximately $225,000 in funds for the purchase and installation of the new LED streetlights.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Project has been Completed.

Descriptive links: http://www.newstreetlights.com/index_files/LED_street_light_news_Rochester_Minnesota_plans_225K_LED_streetlight_installation_305

For more information contact:
Tony Benson (City staff)   |   tbenson@rpu.org   |   507-280-1534

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Saint Anthony

Date action report first entered:   05/05/2011

Implementation details:
The City has installed solar powered LED early warning lighting for school bus approaches and fire truck access points.

For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff)   |   jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us   |   612-782-3314

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Scandia

Date action report first entered:   04/21/2017
Date of last report update:   04/21/2017
Year action initially completed:   2016
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
A solar power light was installed on the flag pole for the veterans memorial in Lilleskogen Park. The light mounts at the top of the flag pole and light downward to help protect the dark sky.

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For more information contact:
Neil Soltis (City staff)   |   n.soltis@ci.scandia.mn.us   |   651-433-2274

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Woodbury

Date action report first entered:   04/23/2013

Implementation details:
Pedestrian crossing lights are powered by solar at the intersection of Windom and Interlachen Parkway.

For more information contact:
Jennifer McLoughlin (City staff)   |   jmcloughlin@ci.woodbury.mn.us   |   651-714-3522

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Susan Zarling, Traffic Electrical Systems Engineer, MN Dept. of Transportation: 651/234-7052, susan.zarling@state.mn.us