Energy City High Five Program

What is it?

Want the community to know how environmentally friendly your business or household is? Complete eco-friendly actions from the High Five Program to earn points. Each action is assigned a number of points, based on difficulty. By completing actions, you can earn a single, double, or triple High Five! Past actions can be counted if there is proof of completion. 

The categories of actions are:

  • Waste Management
  • Electricity Conservation and Lighting
  • Heating, Ventilation and Cooling Systems
  • Water Conservation
  • Employee or Household Initiatives
  • Purchasing
  • Miscellaneous 

How do I do it?

We want to make executing these recommendations as easy as possible. Actions are split into various categories and given a recommended order. For each action, you will find: 

  • General costs along with benefits and paybacks
  • Applicable rebates and where to find them
  • Resources and suggestions for implementation
  • The types of businesses that would most benefit or when the household should impalement the action
  • An applicable case study (if available)
  • The point value for successful completion of the action

Why do it?

The idea of doing more with less is simply a good idea for your business or household. Let us reward you for doing something that’s good for you or your business and good for the planet. It’s a win-win!

Businesses

High Five businesses will be honored by their hard work and dedication to the environment by a plaque, recognition on the city website, and in the Elk River Star News. In addition, the business that receives the most points in a calendar year will receive the “High Five Business of the Year Award" and be recognized by the Chamber of Commerce, and receive premium signage. The top three winners at the end of the year will receive up to $200 in utility bill credit or in Chamber Bucks to spend at hundreds of Elk River Area businesses! 

Households

High Five households will be honored by their hard work and dedication to the environment by a certificate, recognition on the city website, and in the Elk River Star News. In addition, the household that received the most points in a calendar year will receive the "High Five Household of the Year Award" and be recognized by the City Council. The household with the top three amounts of points at the end of each year will receive up to $100 in utility bill credit or in Chamber Bucks to spend at hundreds of Elk River Area businesses! 

How do I receive credit?

Once you have completed an action, let us know and we will provide the reporting forms. Call the City of Elk River Environmental Department at 763-635-1000 or email EnergyCity@ElkRiverMN.gov