Minneapolis Energy Disclosure

Minneapolis makes it easy to understand home energy use by providing an Energy Disclosure Report at the time of sale. The report's energy efficiency score is similar to knowing a car’s miles per gallon rating before you buy it. Find your score on the Home Energy Scores Map page.

The Score

The score focuses on the four areas that have the highest energy savings potential for existing homes in Minnesota’s climate:  Improve_Your_Score_V6-web-(1).jpg

  • attic insulation

  • wall insulation 

  • heating system

  • windows 

The energy score rates the energy efficiency of the home on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 being the most efficient. 

The report also provides recommendations for improving the score. These recommendations are prioritized by their energy savings potential, and the report summarizes the average cost of the project and available rebates.

 

Benefits of Recommended Upgrades

Learn more about the four key areas covered in the report on CEE's Home Energy Hub. CEE’s energy experts created the website as a resource for homeowners to easily access trustworthy info on how to keep homes energy efficient.

  • Attic insulation — Insulating and air sealing your attic is one of most effective energy upgrades you can make to your home. In addition to lowering your energy bills and making your home more comfortable, attic insulation and air sealing makes your home less likely to develop problematic and damaging ice dams.

  • Wall insulation — Adding wall insulation to your home is one of the most impactful energy improvements you can make to decrease energy bills and increase comfort all year. If your home’s walls are not fully insulated, you are likely paying higher monthly utility bills than you need to. 

  • Heating system — Replacing an old, inefficient furnace or boiler with a high-efficiency system will lower energy bills. 

  • Storm windows — Adding storm windows to single-pane windows is a cost-effective way to improve comfort in the home and save energy. 


 

Energy Advisor Service

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CEE’s Energy Advisor Service is available to answer any questions residents or realtors have about the Energy Disclosure Report. Energy Advisors can also recommend trusted contractors, and connect you to $1,600 in CenterPoint Energy rebates and Minneapolis's 0% financing options.

In 2019 alone, CEE’s Energy Advisors have coached more than 900 homeowners through energy efficiency upgrades, resulting in over $350,000 in rebates earned.

Join your neighbors and get started on your projects today by chatting with an Energy Advisor. Call 651-328-6225, email energydisclosure@mncee.org, or fill out the form below.

 

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