Minneapolis building owners:
WegoWise can help you comply with Ordinance 47.190
What is Ordinance 47.190?
Ordinance 47.190, also known as the Commercial Building Rating and Disclosure Ordinance, now requires large nonresidential buildings to annually record and disclose energy and water usage data. This information will be made public so that building owners and potential buyers can have better metrics for assessing building efficiency.
Ordinance 47.190 was adopted by the Minneapolis City Council as part of the Climate Action Plan. Over 44% of the City’s energy use is from large commercial buildings, and benchmarking energy will help identify opportunities for improvement. The City hopes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2025.
Does it impact me?
This ordinance applies to all nonresidential and nonindustrial buildings larger than 50,000 square feet and all city-owned buildings larger than 25,000 square feet.
What are the deadlines?
The deadline for compliance is every year on June 1. The City will then make the building information public on July 30.
What are the penalties?
Noncompliance will result in the mailing of a violation notice, with the potential of daily fines.
How do I comply?
Measuring and reporting can be done through EPA’s Portfolio Manager platform, a reporting tool that allows building owners to compare their building’s energy efficiency with similar buildings.