At the Building Energy Challenge Awards, Council Member Glidden will help us celebrate energy efficiency progress in Minneapolis commercial buildings. Join us to hear their inspiring stories and connect with resources to implement similar energy saving projects in your own building to save money and benefit the community.
The City of Minneapolis Building Energy Challenge commits large commercial buildings to better their building energy through energy efficiency and renewable energy actions with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 15% from their 2014 baseline by the year 2020.
When: Thursday Nov. 2nd, 2:30-3:30pm
Where: Minneapolis City Hall Rotunda - 350 S. Fifth St, Rm 333, Minneapolis, MN 55401
The Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro was ranked 17th in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2017 list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. The ranking confirms Minneapolis’ commitment to providing building owners and managers with the technical guidance, best practices, and training they need to make their buildings more energy efficient, save money, and reduce carbon emissions. Read more.
The Ackerberg Group, property owner and manager of notable buildings such as Calhoun Square was recently featured in Finance and Commerce regarding their energy and other sustainability plans. Read more.
New Minnesota-based research suggests strategies for reducing electric plug load in offices. Plug load from computers, monitors, printers, and other devices can make up to 20-25% of electric use in today's offices, making it a valuable source for energy reductions. Read more.
Congratulations to the winners at the Minneapolis Building Energy Challenge Awards 2016! On Nov. 2nd, we celebrated the energy efficiency of five innovative and determined buildings and highlighted the extraordinary work of building operators. Read the recap of the event.
With a score of 79, the Colwell Building in the North Loop is Minneapolis' newest ENERGY STAR certified building. Gretchen Lundberg, who was in charge of the office building’s application, says that for Minneapolis office buildings, certification is a must, “Prospective tenants ask if we’re LEED or ENERGY STAR certified.” Now, she can answer that question with an emphatic ‘yes!' The Colwell building took advantage of the City's ENERGY STAR Certification grant program. Read more of the story.
Do you have an efficient building? If so, tell others about it with ENERGY STAR certification!
And for a limited time, apply for a Minneapolis ENERGY STAR Certification Grant that covers more than 60% of the cost!
Certification provides recognition using the nationally known ENERGY STAR standard. By becoming certified, you join the ranks of leading organizations. Be one of the first to earn apply for certification and receive $500 toward an $800 site visit completed by a professional engineer. Check out the certification benefits:
DeLaSalle High School, the private high school on Nicollet Island, may be best known for its Catholic, LaSallian tradition and focus to educating diverse students, but it is quickly adding sustainability to its renown. Through faculty, staff, alumni, and student engagement, the school is making headway at improving the efficiency of its own building and is ensuring a legacy of energy sustainability. Read more.
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