Energy and Environment

OUR MISSION

To educate our members on relevant City, County, and State issues regarding sustainability.

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Hennepin Country Climate Action Plan:
Hennepin County's Climate Action Plan guides the county's response to climate change. The plan includes 5 goals, 29 strategies, and 145 tactics to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The strategies focus on cutting greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to our changing climate in ways that reduce vulnerabilities and ensure a more equitable and resilient Hennepin County. This plan serves as the foundation for a coordinated approach to planning, policy development, and responses to climate change. READ MORE

100% Renewable Energy Blueprint
To fight climate change, Minneapolis is switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Their goals as adopted in 2018 are as follows: power every City-owned building with 100& renewable electricity by 2023, power all homes and buildings in Minneapolis with 100% renewable electricity by 2030. 30% of electricity will come from solar and other renewable sources within Minneapolis and the remaining electricity will come from the regional electric grid. This document, a blueprint for transition to a clean electricity future, lays out a process for inclusive community engagement as the foundation for how the City will achieve the 100% renewable electricity goal and prioritize community-benefits. READ MORE.

Xcel Energy's Bonus Rebates and Special Offers
To help your operations find the most cost-effective approach to making energy-saving improvements this year, we are introducing several special rebate savings opportunities over and above rebates you earn. Contact your account manager or an energy advisor at 855.839.8864 to take advantage of these incentives. READ MORE.

CenterPoint Energy's Rebuild Rebates
If your business or property was adversely affected as a result of the widespread property damage that occurred in the Twin Cities area recently, you could qualify to receive triple rebates, no-cost energy evaluation services, and additional incentives when you choose to rebuild with energy efficiency in mind. READ MORE.

Joint Energy Efficiency Plan (JEEP)
Many facility managers have long lists of improvements they'd like to make if they had the time or money. They may see the need for major equipment upgrades down the road and would like ideas to stretch existing funds. Or, they may want to plan to meet the demands of a booming company that's expanding its production. READ MORE.

BOMA's Letter to the Editor Regarding Natural Gas Consumption
I, along with our members, read with interest the recent StarTribune article regarding energy consumption, including natural gas consumption. First and foremost, owners and management companies of commercial office and industrial buildings share the concern regarding climate change. They continue to support voluntary efforts to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE.


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