Benchmarking puts you in control of your building energy and water performance by measuring, tracking, and comparing this performance to peers, to a standard building, and itself over time. Learn what benchmarking is and why the City is requiring it.
Commercial buildings greater than 50,000 sqft in size in the City of Minneapolis are required to benchmark energy and water consumption per Ordinance 47.190. See if your building is on the list. Multi-family residential and industrial building space is excluded. Buildings under new ownership must also submit data after using signed consent forms from the previous owner to obtain energy data. Initial compliance dates vary based on size as shown in the chart below. For questions, contact Minneapolis Environmental Services by email or phone, 612-673-3091.
Enter your data directly through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. These instructions (pdf) walk you through each step. If you are a veteran Portfolio Manager user, you may need to change your process in order to comply correctly. For questions, consult our FAQ page or contact our Helpline for more information.
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Follow these downloadable instructions to obtain energy use from each of your service providers:
Benchmarking requires energy consumption, water consumption, and building information. The information requested under the energy benchmarking ordinance must include, but need not be limited to:
The City shall make readily available to the public, and update at least annually, benchmarking information for the previous calendar year on the City's Property Info and Benchmarking Results pages according to a publicly stated schedule.
Failure to comply with the benchmarking requirement will lead to enforcement actions. Non-compliant buildings will receive violation notices and administrative citations starting June 1st and every 45 days thereafter.