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Benchmarking ResultsPublic Buildings

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Benchmarking for Public Buildings

To comply with Ordinance 47.190, Minneapolis has released the first annual report (pdf) on energy use in public buildings.  The City sought voluntary agreements with Hennepin County, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Minneapolis Public Schools to include selected buildings from those entities in the report.  The report includes benchmarking information from 102 public buildings, including over 21 million square feet. 

See the report for calendar year 2012 (pdf)

Look up results on the Minneapolis PropertyInfo page

View the results on a map

Minneapolis is the first city in the Midwest to adopt a benchmarking and disclosure ordinance, and the seventh in the nation.  Building enery disclosure is intended to increase energy performance awareness among building owners, tenants, policymakers and the public.  Building energy disclosure was identified in the City's Climate Action Plan as a strategy to increase energy efficiency in commercial and public sector buildings.

Key findings from the 2012 report include:

More about the Commercial Building Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure ordinance.

Last updated Mar. 27, 2014