Benchmark a building

Review detailed instructions for how to submit data.

Compliance deadline

For all properties, the compliance deadline is June 1 each year.

Benchmarking guide

We explain the energy benchmarking process in our step-by-step How to Benchmark Guide.

See the guide.

Steps to benchmark and submit data

Step 1

Set up an account for your building

Set up an account in the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

Visit the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

Step 2

Transfer data to your ENERGY STAR account

To transfer data from Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy to your ENERGY STAR account, do one of the following:

  • Automatic transfer (recommended): Connect to your ENERGY STAR account to set up an automatic data transfer.
  • Manual transfer:
    • Manually enter your electricity and natural gas consumption data.
    • Get your water consumption data, and manually enter it in your ENERGY STAR account.

Related links

See Xcel Energy's Energy Benchmarking Services user guide

See CenterPoint Energy's Energy Data Portal user guide

Find your building's Minneapolis water consumption


After you have updated your building's energy use data in the Portfolio Manager:

  • You must complete Step 3 so the City can see your building's data.
  • We are not able to view this information until you share it with us through the 2021 Data Request.
Step 3

Submit data

Submit data by responding to the 2021 Data Request.

See the 2021 Data Request

For more information, read the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) detailed guide about how to respond to data requests.

See the EPA's How to Respond to Data Requests

Request an extension or exemption

You can request an extension for or exemption to the annual compliance deadline.

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact us

Energy Benchmarking

Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415


Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415