For 2009 and 2010, energy savings achieved by Minnesota’s electric and gas utilities will save Minnesota customers roughly $2.6 billion over the average 15-year life of the measures. That means that for every dollar put into in conservation programs statewide, Minnesota will see a $5.46 return on investment.
According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Minnesota ranked tied for 9th in the nation for energy efficiency in this comprehensive 2012 ranking of the states. It is based on an array of metrics that capture best practices and recognize leadership in energy efficiency policy and program implementation.
This tool provides the ability to manage your existing buildings energy consumption with simple reports using your monthly utility billing information and some basic facility data. Knowing which building sites use more energy than expected identifies which buildings are cost-effective candidates for energy retro-commissioning or retrofit projects. The Minnesota Department of Administration and the Minnesota Department of Commerce provide on-going development of the Minnesota B3 Benchmarking tool.