Find out if your building is eligible
We maintain a list of buildings that are eligible for an energy evaluation.
Choose one of four ways to comply
Earn an ENERGY STAR score in the top 75% of scores in the city, which includes:
- Properties with scores of 75 and higher
- If no score is available, achieve an Energy Use Intensity (EUI) rating in the bottom 75% of those in the city
Achieve a qualifying green building certification within past three years. These include ENERGY STAR, LEED Gold or Platinum, Minnesota B3 and others upon review.
Achieve a 20% or greater reduction in weather-normalized energy use intensity:
- Over five years
- With an initial baseline year of 2020
Provide proof of an energy evaluation within the past five years.
The evaluation must either:
- Meet American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level 1 standards definition
- Be an accepted tune-up or recommissioning as established by the Minneapolis Health Commissioner or their designee
After you get an energy evaluation, you must submit the evaluation report.
Green Cost Share program
We encourage you to apply for the Green Cost Share program, which:
- Provides matching funds from the City (25% match, up to $50,000)
- Funds energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in your building
- Gives priority to buildings that participate in the Energy Benchmarking program