Building Energy Challenge Awards 2017

A Celebration of Efficiency

On Nov. 2nd, we celebrated the second year of the Minneapolis Building Energy Challenge. Building owners, managers, tenants, students, operators, and utilities were on hand to congradulate six Minneapolis buildings for their progress in improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Council Member Elizabeth Glidden awarded the management of the six high performing buildings for their hard work on improving and maintaining the energy efficiency in their buildings, while highlighting the still ample savings opportunities. We shared the inspiring stories of the high performing buildings, which are benchmarking as part of the city's program, then applauded the great energy savings of the Challenge Leaders, and finished by recognizing buildings that have committed to the challenge.

2017 Award Winner Accomplishments

Outstanding Energy Reduction: Business - Stinson Ramp
Outstanding Energy Reduction: Community - Basilica of Saint Mary

Outstanding Energy Star Score Increase - Government Center
Outstanding Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Outstanding Energy Performance - Butler Square
Outstanding Energy Reduction - Calhoun Square

2015 Awards Highlights

    See highlights & photos from the challenge kick-off in 2015!

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Background photo credit: Downtown Minneapolis - Mill City Museum by Jeremiah Peterson, on Flickr