Participants

Over one hundred property owners and managers submitted almost six hundred buildings to the EnergyScoreCards Minnesota pilot. Submitted buildings comprise a diverse set of multifamily properties located throughout the Twin Cities region, as well as in Austin, Mankato, Owatonna Rochester, St. Cloud and a few other greater Minnesota towns. Entry to the pilot is now closed.

Characteristics of buildings submitted to the pilot:
  • Buildings range in size from ten to over two hundred apartment units. 
  • Eligible SumbissionsTwenty percent of submitted buildings were built before 1950, while 15% were built since 2000.
  • Half of submitted buildings receive no housing subsidies, while the rest receive some form of assistance through HUD, Minnesota Housing, Low Income Housing Tax Credits or other programs. 
  • A majority of the buildings submitted use natural gas for central heat and hot water systems, while a small percentage use only electricity.
  • Over one hundred buildings in the data set are located within one mile of the Corridor of Opportunity in the Central Corridor line. 
Eligibility/ Rules
  • Open to market rate and affordable rental properties 
  • Open to buildings with ten or more units 
  • Open to properties in service area of Xcel Energy, CenterPoint Energy, Rochester, Austin, Owatonna, St. Cloud and Mankato utilities 
  • Open to buildings with at least ten months of existing operating history.
  • Sorry, townhomes, condominiums, and cooperatives are NOT eligible at this time
  • To be considered for participation all buildings must: 
    • Complete a brief property survey 
    • Authorize EnergyScoreCards Minnesota to collect owner-paid utility data for the duration of the pilot 
    • Maximum of 12 participating properties per owner/manager
  • Properties with ongoing performance contracts are NOT eligible

"We are anticipating that the pilot will provide valuable information to property owners about the real cost of energy usage, and how certain capital improvements or maintenance practices will result in the reduction in operating costs.”
Jon Segner, President and Chief Operating Officer, Property Management