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Commercial Building Rating and Disclosure Policy

In February of 2013 the Minneapolis City Council adopted ordinance 47.190 requiring commercial buildings 50,000 square feet and over and city-owned buildings 25,000 square feet and over to annually benchmark their energy consumption and report this information to the City. In Minneapolis, large commercial buildings make up over 50% of the city's energy use. This ordinance will allow building owners and the City to track energy and water usage year to year to determine opportunities for improvement, recognize high performers, and determine progress towards the City's Climate Action Plan goals.

Next Compliance Deadline: June 1, 2014 for Buildings 100,000 square feet and over

By June 1st of 2014, all commercial buildings 100,000 square feet and over are required to report their annual energy and water benchmarking results to the City through the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager program, with buildings 50,000 square feet and over required to begin benchmarking in 2015. 

How to comply

Read the step-by-step instructions for using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to comply with the ordinance.  For additional questions about using Portfolio Manager or other compliance issues, email CEE's helpline at disclosurehelp@mncee.org or leave a message at 612-244-2454.

View a list of eligible properties (at or over 100,000 square feet) and get Minneapolis Building ID information.

Compliance workshops

The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), through assistance from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is offering help before the compliance deadline. Building managers are encouraged to attend a free workshop on setting up an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account, formatting your energy and water use correctly, and saving energy in your buildings. Register by visiting CEE's Building Disclosure website.

Workshop dates:

April 24, 2014 from 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.

May 6, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Register now!


Resources for Building Owners and Managers

Getting Started with Energy Star Portfolio Manager

Starting in June 2014, the City Of Minneapolis will require all commercial buildings 100,000 sq ft and over to submit their annual energy and water information through the. Buildings 50,000 sq ft and over will be required to report their usage beginning in June 2015.

Benchmarking Results

Access the results page.

More Information:

Last updated Apr. 22, 2014