Rules and enforcement

We share program rules and the enforcement timeline. You can also see a list of properties that must comply.
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Compliance standards

Our document discusses the covered property list, benchmarking requirement and energy evaluation requirement in detail.

Energy Benchmarking eligibility

Properties that must comply:

View the eligible commercial building list

View the eligible multifamily building list

Enforcement timeline

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 of annual benchmarking data
  • An incomplete submission of annual benchmarking data

If building owners do not take action to resolve the violation by the end of the period marked on the violation notice:

  • The City will issue citations.
  • Up to four citations may be issued, and fines will double with each subsequent citation.

Unpaid citations will be added to a building's property taxes at the end of the year.

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Contact us

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