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“Each hour, the sun radiates more energy onto the earth than the entire human population uses in one whole year.”
American Energy Independence,


The Initiative for
Renewable Energy in Architecture

The Initiative for Renewable Energy in Architecture (reARCH) is a collaboration which brings together the educational and technological expertise of the School of Architecture at the College of Design and the Center for Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota, the American Institute of Architects Minnesota in cooperation with the Committee on the Environment, the Green Institute, the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.

re-ARCH’s primary initiative is to provide hands-on knowledge, resources, and tools that design professionals need to integrate renewable energy, assess its economic costs, and determine its environmental benefits. The goal of re-ARCH is to substantially increase the knowledge and technical abilities of Minnesota design professionals in the field of renewable energy. re-ARCH is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).

Funded in part by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)