Minneapolis and Xcel to Try New Benchmarking Approach for Multi-Tenant Buildings

Multi-Tenant Building Efficiency Unlocked With Better Energy Data

GreenTech Efficiency, December 13, 2013

Starting in 2014, large commercial building owners in Minneapolis will be required to annually report data on their properties’ energy use to the city, which will make that information available to the public.

For many, meeting the requirement will be no big deal. Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager tool is already used to track energy consumption for about 40 percent of U.S. commercial building space.

But adding up energy use can be an administrative hassle for multi-tenant building owners, who may need signed waivers from every renter and manual calculations by their utility to reach a total.

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