BuildingRating

Sharing Transparency for a More Efficient Future

Minnesota

Policy Description:
The department of administration shall maintain information on energy usage in all public buildings for the purpose of establishing energy efficiency benchmarks and energy conservation goals.  The department shall report preliminary  energy conservation goals to the chairs of the senate telecommunications, energy and utilities committee and the house regulated industries committee by January 15, 2002. 

The department shall develop, in coordination with the department of commerce, a comprehensive plan by January 15, 2003 2004, to maximize electrical and thermal energy efficiency in existing public buildings through conservation measures having a simple payback within ten to 15 years.  The plan must detail the steps necessary to implement the conservation measures and include the projected costs of these measures.  The owner or operator of a public building subject to this section shall provide information to the department of administration necessary to accomplish the purposes of this section.  
Enacted Date:
2002
Authority in Charge:
Minnesota Department of Administration
Tool Name:
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
Building Types Affected Size Compliance Deadline
Public/Government ALL
Notes:
The benchmarking required covers all public buildings.
Number of Buildings Affected:
8,590
Floor Area Affected:
324,034,678 Sq. Feet
Transparency:
Required Transparency:
No
Reporting:
Required Reporting:
No

Utility Requirements/Support:

Utility Requirements/Support:
No

Verification:

Verification:
No

Compliance:

Compliance Enforcement:
Yes
Compliance Rate (Based on # of Buildings):
87
Compliance Rate (Based on Building Area):
87