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Energy Benchmarking

Commercial and Multifamily Residential Buildings- Energy Benchmarking and Transparency

In Minneapolis, large buildings make up almost 50% of the City's energy use. This provides a tremendous opportunity for identifying areas with the largest potential for energy savings.

The Energy Benchmarking program allows 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.   

For All Properties, the Compliance Deadline is June 1, 2020

To learn more about the program rules, check the compliance standards.

To find out if your property needs to comply, view the list of properties

How to Submit Energy Benchmarking Data

Follow the step-by-step How to Benchmark Guide to start energy benchmarking process.

  1. Set up an account in Energy Star Portfolio Manager for your building.
  2. Manually enter electricity and natural gas consumption data or connect to get an automatic data transfer from Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy to the Energy Star account. Get your water consumption data, and manually enter it in your Energy Star account.
  3. Submit data by responding to the 2019 Data Request link. Check the final steps to submit data to the City. 

Extensions/Exemptions: To make a request, complete the Extension/Exemption form (PDF), and email the form to [email protected]. Up to two extensions may be granted. 

Help: Need assistance? Contact our Helpline at  [email protected] or 612-673-3091.

Training: Unable to join our Benchmarking Data Jam trainings? View a recording of the presentation here.

 If you need guidance only on certain steps in the benchmarking process, use this document to skip to the time in the recording that best reflects your needs.

Benchmarking and Enforcement Timeline

The following timeline will be used for compliance, reporting, and publication annually.


Non-compliant buildings will receive a warning/violation notice after the June 1 deadline. Excluding buildings with approved exemptions, buildings will be considered non-compliant if they have either no submission or an incomplete submission of annual benchmarking data.  If no action is taken by the building to resolve the violation by the end of the period marked on the violation notice, citations will be issued. Up to four citations may be issued and they will double in amount with each subsequent citation.

Energy Benchmarking Results

 How is your building performing? View the results page

Resources for Building Owners and Managers to Improve Building Energy Efficiency

City Grants

Application deadlines: December 1, February 1, April 1, June 1 of each year. 
Utility Rebates

View Building and Property Data

Look up your property's address and view its data on Minneapolis Property Info.


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