Category Archives: Community Energy Project Development

Cohousing: A new living opportunity in the Northfield area?

Over roughly the past year, I have spent a lot of time researching the possibility of developing a cohousing project in the Northfield area. I have visited several long-established cohousing projects (Nyland Cohousing, Boulder, Colorado; Monterey Cohousing Community, St. Louis Park, Minnesota; Zephyr Valley Community Cooperative, Rushford, Minnesota), read extensively on the subject, and talked [...]

Ad hoc group explores options for Northfield’s energy future

An ad hoc group exploring creative options for meeting the Northfield area’s future energy needs met yesterday (January 24th) in the city council chambers of City Hall. The group heard presentations from Steve Downer, associate executive director of the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, and Anders Rydaker, president of District Energy St. Paul. The group included [...]