Owners and managers of commercial buildings in Minnesota* who register for the Minnesota Energy Star Challenge may receive free or reduced-cost:
• Education and assistance related to energy benchmarking
• Building audit, conducted by Energy Smart, with suggestions to help a building achieve an Energy Star rating
*Buildings in the City of Minneapolis are not eligible to receive technical assistance through the MN ENERGY STAR Challenge.
Certain qualified buildings may be eligible for free technical assistance for building upgrades or other measures through the Energy Smart program.
The Minnesota ENERGY STAR Challenge is a statewide project organized by the Great Plains Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council – Minnesota, and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Energy Smart program. The Challenge is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and in-kind contributions from several utilities. The goal of the MN ENERGY STAR Challenge is to work toward increasing ENERGY STAR Certified buildings in Minnesota to 1,000 and encourage participants to achieve 20% energy savings over 10 years.
For details and to sign up for the challenge, visit www.mnenergystarchallenge.com.