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April 1, 1998

Honorable Arne H. Carlson
Governor of Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155

Dear Governor Carlson:

On behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), I would like to personally invite the State of Minnesota to become a partner of the USEPA’s Energy Star Buildings initiative. In so doing, Minnesota would be joining many other States and organizations throughout the country which are realizing financial and environmental benefits through their voluntary partnership in Energy Star Buildings.

The USEPA’s Energy Star Buildings Partnership expands upon the Green Lights program allowing partners to achieve maximum energy savings through comprehensive efficiency upgrades at a profit. The USEPA offers numerous supportive services to its Energy Star Buildings partners, including: software to support decision-making; financing options; unbiased technical information; educational and technical workshops customized for the State; case studies documenting monitored savings; networking opportunities; a toll-free Hotline; and opportunities for public recognition. A personal account manager will be available to answer questions and to offer advice throughout the improvement process. My staff will also be available to provide assistance.

Enclosed, please find the Energy Star Buildings Memorandum of Understanding, which outlines the principles behind the Energy Star Buildings partnership. As Earth Day is just around the corner, joining the Energy Star Buildings partnership is an excellent way to demonstrate Minnesota’s continued environmental leadership.

If you have any questions, or would like to further discuss the benefits of having the State of Minnesota become an Energy Star Buildings partner, please do not hesitate to contact me or
Julie Magee, of my staff, at (312) 886-6063.

Sincerely yours,


David A. Ullrich, Acting
Regional Administrator


cc: Peder Larson, Commissioner
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

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