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Ordinance Overview

Ordinance 47.190 requires buildings containing at least 50,000 gross square feet that is NOT classified as residential or industrial use report their energy use to the City. If your building has partial industrial or residential use, that portion of your floor area can be subtracted from your total.

Initial compliance dates vary based on size:

For assistance and resources to help comply with the ordinance, visit the Center for Energy and Environment's Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance site If you have questions about whether this applies to your building, contact Environmental Services at 612-673-3091 or via email.


Portfolio Manager How-To

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Buildings use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to track energy use and calculate an ENERGY STAR score of 1-100, for eligible building types. Information is submitted annually to Minneapolis Environmental Services directly through Portfolio Manager. Follow the Center for Energy and Environment's guide (pdf) for step-by-step instructions on how to enter your building's data to comply with Minneapolis' Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance. You will need to collect the following information before starting your session:

Resources for Building Owners and Managers


Last updated Oct 8, 2015