Energize Saint Paul
Through the Energize Saint Paul program, the City aims to make public, commercial and residential buildings more energy efficient. Energy use in commercial and residential buildings accounts for over half of Saint Paul’s greenhouse gas emissions, so increasing building energy efficiency is critical for Saint Paul to achieve its climate goals. By providing resources and guidance, Energize Saint Paul helps building owners and residents save money on utility bills while reducing our city's impact on climate change.
Large Buildings Required to Benchmark
A new City of Saint Paul Ordinance requires that owners of multi-family and commercial properties 100,000 square feet and larger must benchmark energy and water use by June 1, 2020; properties 50,000 square feet and larger must comply by June 1, 2021.
Race to Reduce
The Race to Reduce is a recognition program for owners and operators of large commercial, multifamily, and public buildings who commit to benchmarking energy and maximizing energy efficiency with operations and maintenance-based solutions.
Benchmarking is the ongoing review of building energy and water use, over time and relative to peers. It allows owners and occupants to understand their building’s energy and water performance and identify opportunities to cut waste. Buildings can benchmark their energy and water usage using the free online tool, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
Check out our resources and subscribe to updates
We have tip sheets, newsletters, recorded webinars, and other resources to help you benchmark and save energy in you building. You can also subscribe to receive Energize Saint Paul updates.