About the Project

EnergyScoreCards Minnesota
is a two-year effort to implement energy and water benchmarking - comparing building performance with similar buildings - and tracking at multifamily buildings in Minnesota.  The project aims to demonstrate that engaging multifamily owners, property managers and tenants in actively managing energy use can measurably reduce utility spending, energy and water consumption and carbon emissions. 

Key goals of the pilot include:
  • Provide multifamily building owners and managers with intuitive feedback about their energy performance, making it easier for them to implement energy and water best practices
  • Provide owners and managers with the tools to engage their maintenance staff and tenants in energy conservation.
  • Assist owners in making strategic, cost-effective decisions regarding property improvements.
  • Pave the way for future multifamily benchmarking in the state by demonstrating energy savings.
  • Work with MN utilities, including Xcel Energy, to establish simple methods for gathering energy consumption and spending data on an ongoing basis. 
EnergyScoreCards Minnesota is funded by grants from the Minnesota Department of Commerce (Division of Energy Resources) and Xcel Energy. Funding from Minnesota Housing will focus on the Corridor of Opportunity in the Central Corridor line.

“The goal of the project is to understand the impact of utility benchmarking—comparing building performance with similar buildings and tracking energy and water use over time—helping owners reduce utility consumption and costs.”
— Janne Flisrand, Program Coordinator, Minnesota Green Communities
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