Free multifamily building benchmarking kicks off this month with EnergyScoreCards Minnesota


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EnergyScoreCards Minnesota

Want to save energy in your multifamily building but need some tools and support? Look no further! EnergyScoreCards Minnesota is a two-year effort to implement energy benchmarking and monitoring at hundreds of multifamily buildings in Minnesota. And did we mention participation is free?

This pilot project is taking place in Xcel Energy and CenterPoint service territories in the Twin Cities, as well as in the cities of Austin, Mankato, Owatonna, Rochester, and St. Cloud.

The project aims to demonstrate the benefits of energy tracking to multifamily owners, property managers and tenants in reducing utility spending, energy and water consumption and carbon emissions. Participants will receive up to two years of free access to the EnergyScoreCards tool—a premier online service to help multifamily building owners reduce utility spending and consumption. You can read more about the effort and tool at and

They are now inviting building owners and managers to confirm interest or request more information on the project by completing a simple form on their website by the end of January, so get started today!

Need more convincing? Watch a short video about why you should get involved.

The project is a partnership between Minnesota Housing, Minnesota Green Communities, University of Minnesota Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR), the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), and EnergyScoreCards™—an online energy management tool for multifamily buildings, and is funded by grants from Xcel Energy, Minnesota Housing, and the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources.

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