City of Minneapolis Energy Benchmarking Deadline Reminder

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May 14

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Submit 2018 Building Benchmarking Data by June 1st


The City of Minneapolis' data request deadline is approaching fast for buildings required to benchmark and submit their 2018 energy and water consumption data to the City by June 1st, 2019, as covered by the City's Energy Benchmarking ordinance (Title 3, Chapter 47.190). View the list of buildings required to comply here. Remember, multifamily buildings of 100,000 square feet or more are required to benchmark this year!

Click here to submit your benchmarking data to the City.

Help available to you


In-Person Assistance

The FINAL in-person benchmarking data jam training session will be held on May 16th from 8 AM - Noon. Attend this free training to learn about the City's benchmarking policy, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, as well as the utilities' automatic data transfer tools to complete the Minneapolis benchmarking process for 2019. Space is limited, so register today!

You can also attend our in-person office hours. Please reserve a spot here:

Other Assistance

Can't make it to a training session? Take advantage of the following step-by-step resources:

Questions? Contact our helpline at or 612.673.3091

ENERGY STAR Certification updates

In August 2018, the EPA updated its ENERGY STAR Scores to match a more energy efficient statistical median building performance. In other words, most scores decreased to reflect the average building becoming more efficient in recent years.

As part of the process of updating scores, the EPA is finalizing the review process for achieving ENERGY STAR Certifications in models (building types). The table below provides the schedule for reinstating certification for the first four models.


The schedule for the office and retail models are forthcoming, and will hopefully be reinstated this summer.

As certifications are reinstated on a rolling basis, applications deadlines for certification will be available for 2018 and 2019 through year-end to add flexibility due to the updates.

Free Xcel Energy workshop on HVAC efficiency

Register for this Xcel Energy workshop on May 22nd to learn the latest trends in HVAC technologies, see a mini-technology showcase, and learn how to earn rebates for optimizing your existing or new equipment to save energy. 

Admission is free and includes a breakfast buffet, lunch, and free event parking. Space is limited; reserve a spot today!


Help inform Solar + EV program design

The Solar Energy Innovation Network (SEIN) - a federally funded research team in Minnesota - is seeking building owner, manager, and operator input! 

Would electric vehicle charging be more appealing if users could see that the power was coming from on-site solar power? What demands are you hearing from your tenants and occupants. Provide your important input to further Minnesota research here (1 minute survey)

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Minneapolis Energy Benchmarking

Portfolio Manager

Phone: 612.673.3091

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