Benchmarking Deadline is Approaching - Don't Miss these Training Opportunities

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Don't Miss Out: Benchmarking Help is Available!

Data Jam - The Efficient Way to Get Your Building(s) Benchmarked

Benchmarking the energy and water performance of buildings has never been easier in Minneapolis.  Attend an upcoming data jam to:

  • Discover how to automate energy bill data entry

  • Learn about the new energy evaluation policy requirement

  • Understand how to leverage the benchmarking results

A data jam is a training and workshop all in one.  Here, you will get hands-on benchmarking assistance from Portfolio Manager, utility, and energy efficiency experts,  In addition, City staff will be available to answer your policy-related questions.

Register for the final in-person Data Jam for 2019:  April 30th, 8am-noon

Office Hours - In-person Assistance for your Individual Questions

Perhaps your building is complex or you've gotten stuck somewhere in the benchmarking process. Or maybe you couldn't make the earlier benchmarking data jams.  In any case, you have questions that warrant one-on-one assistance. Similar to the data jams, utility and benchmarking experts will be on hand to help walk you through the benchmarking process.  At this event, there will be no formal presentation, and building managers can walk-in at any point during the open 4-hour window.

Register for in-person Office Hours (to help us ensure sufficient staffing):  May 16th, 8am-noon

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Further Resources Ahead of June 1 Reporting Deadline

2018 building energy and water performance must be benchmarked in Minneapolis commercial properties that are 50,000 sq.ft. and greater and in multi-family properties 100,000 sq.ft. and greater by June 1, 2019. The City offers resources to help you benchmark your building:

  • Helpline - drop us a line with your questions 

  • Online resources - follow detailed instructions to successfully benchmark your building

The utilities also offer resources to streamline the benchmarking process.  Check out the tools below that allow customers to automatically aggregate whole-building energy use data and upload the data seamlessly into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®

The tools are designed to protect customer information while  helping facilitate easy, convenient data collection for energy benchmarking.

Already benchmarked? Next steps to comply and improve

Ready to submit your data?

Submit your building performance to the City by June 1st, 2019.

Ready to improve your performance?

Saving energy is good business. There are many no- and low-cost opportunities to save on energy costs and improve building performance in Minneapolis.

Energy evaluations:

  • Multi-family Building Efficiency - provides free whole building energy evaluations, free installs, and additional incentives for work completed from recommendations
  • CenterPoint Energy’s Natural Gas Energy Analysis – provides a thorough inspection of building envelope and installed natural gas equipment, including a technical report and savings calculations
  • Xcel Energy’s Turn Key Services - ASHRAE level 1 evaluation and potential to receive bonus rebates to lower improvement costs further. Buildings that are 5,000 – 75,000 sqft will also receive recommissioning.

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Minneapolis Energy Benchmarking

Portfolio Manager

Phone: 612.673.3091

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