Sustainable Home

This page includes helpful resources to create a sustainable home. We have also curated resources for residents regarding recycling and waste reduction

Center for Energy & Environment (CEE)

The Center for Energy and Environment's lending center makes it easy and affordable to complete home energy improvements through a number of financing options. Visit the Center for Energy and Environment.

Clean Energy Project Builder

Interested in using renewable energy but not sure where to start?  Clean Energy Project Builder is an online directory that can connect you to Minnesota companies that will help you plan, implement, and manage your clean energy project. Visit the Clean Energy Project Builder directory.

Community Action Partnership of Ramsey/Washington Counties

Energy Assistance

Assists eligible households with affordable, continuous and safe home energy. Learn about the Community Action Partnership’s Energy Assistance Program

Home Weatherization

Community Action's energy conservation program provides energy audits and assistance with home energy equipment upgrades to help lower monthly energy bills. Learn about the Community Action’s Energy Conservation program

Home Energy Squad Intercity Challenge to Lower Your Energy Bill

Oakdale has joined other metro cities to promote home energy efficiency to help residents lower their energy bills and increase home comfort.  Our challenge to you – sign up for a free virtual Home Energy Squad® visit to learn more about your home’s energy use and opportunities to save. Our goal is to be the city that completes the most number of visits per capita to help save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. 

The Home Energy Squad is usually delivered as an in-person home visit. To help Minnesotans save energy while also staying safe at home, Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy are currently offering free Virtual Home Energy Squad visits. During a virtual visit an energy consultant will guide customers on a walk-through assessment of their homes via video chat. Homeowners will receive energy saving tips to start saving energy right away and recommendations for next steps that may include an in-person visit and the installation of energy saving products.

Call the Center for Energy and Environment at 651-328-6220 or sign up online.

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy offers home energy audits, lighting, equipment, and appliance programs and rebates for residential customers. View renewable energy options that include solar and wind energy purchasing programs.