How to benchmark a building

We explain how to benchmark a building and submit your data.

Energy Star Portfolio Manager account

Energy Star Portfolio Manager

Energy Star Portfolio Manager is a secure online tool for submitting and tracking:

  • Energy data
  • Water consumption data
The tool is:
  • A product of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • The tool the City uses for benchmarking building performance

To submit your data

  • First, create an Energy Star account.
  • If you already have an account, sign in with your username and password.

Step-by-step guide

Download the guide

We've created a step-by-step guide for Minneapolis building owners that tells you how to:

  • Set up an account
  • Transfer data from Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy to your Energy Star account.
  • Submit data 

It's called the Energy Star Portfolio Manager Guide.


Document: How to respond to data request

Download the document


Energy Star has a 5-page document that tells you how to respond to a data request in Portfolio Manager.

This is helpful for people who've already set up:

  • An Energy Start account
  • Automatic data transfer from Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy 


Contact us

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Minneapolis, MN 55415