The City of Minneapolis is committed to economic, social, and environmental sustainability - to balance the concerns in the present without sacrificing future generations’ ability to meet their own needs. Spurred from the City's Climate Action Plan, the City adopted Ordinance 47.190 to make building energy performance more transparent. Beyond transparency, the City seeks to help buildings make their buildings more efficient by connecting buildings to applicable tools and resources.
The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency to strengthen the economy while improving the environment. Our research and engineering staff have decades of experience helping facilities reduce their energy use. With the help of the MPCA and the McKnight Foundation, CEE is the lead partner in assisting the City of Minneapolis conduct training and outreach for the benchmarking program.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) works to protect and improve Minnesota's environment and enhance human health. For the benchmarking program, the MPCA is a key financial supporter of technical training workshops and initiatives to increase the number of ENERGY STAR certified buildings in Minneapolis.