Minneapolis's benchmarking ordinance has its origins in the 2006 Think Green Collaborative, an initiative from the mayors' offices of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The collaborative convened industry, non-profit, and government representatives to develop recommendations for sustainable economic development. A policy addressing existing building energy policy was one of many recommendations. Minneapolis Council member Elizabeth Glidden authored the Commercial Building Rating and Disclosure Ordinance (No. 47.190), which was enacted on January 28, 2013. Beginning with the second annual benchmarking report for each building, the City of Minneapolis will make the data accessible to the public.
|Building Types Affected||Size||Compliance Deadline|
|Non-Residential||Greater Than or Equal To 100,000 Sq. Feet||2014-06-01|
|Non-Residential||Greater Than or Equal To 50,000 Sq. Feet||2015-06-01|
|Public/Government||Greater Than or Equal To 25,000 Sq. Feet||2013-05-01|