About The OrdinanceIn Minneapolis, large commercial buildings make up almost 50% of the city's energy usage. This provides a tremendous opportunity for identifying areas with the largest potential for energy savings. As a part of its Climate Action Plan, Minneapolis City council adopted Commercial Building Benchmarking and Transparency Ordinance (47.190) requiring commercial buildings to benchmark and report their energy and water consumption.
Buildings ImpactedAs per the Ordinance passed by the Minneapolis city council, all the city buildings with area greater than 25,000 square feet and non-residential and non-industrial buildings with area greater than 50,000 square feet are required to report their annual Energy and Water benchmarking results.
DeadlinesAll the buildings covered by the ordinance as per the above mentioned criteria must provide the data by May 1 of every year.
PenaltyNon-compliance may lead to warning notice being mailed to the building owner, with the potential of fines.