NEWS: Mayor Carter announces "Energize Saint Paul" initiative

Jun 4, 2018

On May 30, Mayor Melvin Carter announced Energize Saint Paul, a new and unique partnership between the City, large building owners, and a broad base of supporters.

CEE is among the founding partners of this collective effort to improve energy and water efficiency in St. Paul's large commercial and multifamily buildings.

Commercial and multifamily buildings account for more than half of the total greenhouse gas emissions in St. Paul, so addressing energy efficiency in these sectors is essential for the City to significantly reduce carbon emissions as envisioned by Mayor Carter and the City Council.

Energize Saint Paul's first initiative, Race to Reduce, will encourage St. Paul’s largest buildings to benchmark (or track and compare) their energy usage and increase energy efficiency through low and no-cost steps throughout the summer of 2018. Learn more and get involved on the City of Saint Paul's website.

Video footage of the Mayor's May press conference:

Media contacts

St. Paul: ​Hannah Burchill, 651-266-6575 
CEE: Tim Hanrahan, 612-244-2419

Related links & media

Energize Saint Paul webpage

"St. Paul asks building owners to cut energy use this summer," Star Tribune (5/30/18)
"Mayor rolls out ‘biggest loser’ energy strategy for city’s largest buildings," Pioneer Press (5/30/18)
"St. Paul Leaders Ask Building Owners to Cut Back Energy Use," Energy Manager Today (5/31/18)