Renter energy disclosure

Some property owners must share benchmarking information with their tenants.

New requirements as of September 1, 2021

A new ordinance requires residential property owners to provide information about building energy use to their prospective tenants when they apply for housing. 

Property owners of Class 5, 6, 7, and 8 rental properties

Owners must disclose their building's energy use information to prospective residential tenants. See descriptions of class 5, 6, 7, and 8 properties.

  • If there is a rental application, the property owner or owner's representative should disclose energy usage at the time of application.
  • If they do not provide an application, they should post energy use information in the rental property in accordance with section 244.2000(a).

How to find and disclose data with tenants

If your building has submitted data through the Energy Benchmarking program, your building's energy use information is shared annually with the City.

Here is where you can find your building's energy use data:

Property Info Page

In the rental application, property owners can provide a link to the City’s Property Info address search webpage for prospective tenants to locate a building's annual energy usage.

Benchmarking results page

If you have benchmarked your building’s data, you may share this data with renters through the energy benchmarking results page.

Requirements for new construction

Rental properties that have recently opened will not have any past data to report. To comply with this ordinance, they can display their rental license that indicates the construction year and date the building opened to the public.

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Rental property descriptions

You can find descriptions of Class 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 properties in the City's benchmarking ordinance.

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

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Energy Benchmarking

Minneapolis Health Department

Phone

612-673-3091

Address

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

 

Minneapolis Health Department

Phone

612-673-2301

Address

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