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Landlord Energy Cost Savings Engagement - Request for Application

This Request for Applications (RFA) for community engagement services is focused on engaging landlords to reduce their energy costs. This RFA seeks to contract with a business or organization that has a proven track record of working landlords, who would be able to leverage existing relationships and recruit and identify landlords to engage with.
The project includes four phases:

  1. Develop a targeted recruitment plan leveraging current relationships and developing new ones to identify landlords to engage around energy efficiency programs.
  2. “Pitch” energy cost saving programs directly to landlords
  3. Navigate landlords through the available energy efficiency programs
  4. Produce a final report. Gain an understanding about what changes to energy efficiency programs would entice landlord participation in energy saving measures.

DUE DATE: Completed proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018.
Applications for this RFA must be submitted electronically to [email protected] with the subject line “Landlord Energy Cost Savings Engagement” and are due at or before 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), Friday, June 29, 3018. NOTE: Late Applications may not be accepted.

PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE: A pre-proposal conference was held at North Regional Library, Second Floor Meeting Room on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. For those who were unable to attend, please review the Questions and Answers from the Pre-Proposal Conference.


Please send questions to [email protected] with subject line “Landlord Energy Cost Savings Engagement". Questions and answers will be posted on this webpage.

Buildings & Energy - Overview

Minneapolis is a leader in building energy efficiency. The American Council for Energy Efficiency ranks Minneapolis 7th in the nation for policies and programs advancing energy efficiency. Minneapolis also ranks in the top 10 cities in the nation for LEED-certified buildings.

Energy use from commercial and residential buildings (primarily from heating and cooling) was the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Minneapolis in 2010, representing 65% of the total. Minneapolis can achieve the emissions reductions goals established in the Climate Action Plan by making buildings more efficient and increasing solar and wind power. Key initiatives and policies related to buildings and energy are listed below:

Clean Energy Partnership (CEP)

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The City of Minneapolis is part of a first-of-its-kind agreement between Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy in support of the City’s Climate Action Plan and 2040 Energy Vision. The Clean Energy Partnership will plan, implement, market and track new approaches to delivering energy efficiency, energy choices, and renewable energy to Minneapolis residents and businesses.

The Partnership includes an Energy Vision and Advisory Committee (EVAC), which will review and provide feedback on the work plan and measurement and performance reports, give feedback on special initiatives as requested by the Board, and communicate to members'respective constituencies about EVAC and Board decisions and activities.

Read the first annual Clean Energy Partnership Report to learn more. 

Commercial Benchmarking and Transparency

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. The Commercial Benchmarking 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.


Learn more about opportunities to install solar on your home or business.

City Buildings with Sustainable Practices

Find more information about municipal buildings using sustainable practices like solar and LEED certification.


Last updated Jun 19, 2018



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