City of Minneapolis’ Energy Disclosure
The City of Minneapolis makes it easy to know how a home uses energy by providing an Energy Disclosure Report at the time of sale. This report includes an energy efficiency score, which is similar to knowing a car’s miles per gallon rating before you buy it.
A home’s score is located on the Energy Disclosure Report, which is the last page of the Truth in Sale of Housing (TISH) Report. The score focuses on the four areas that have the highest energy savings potential for existing homes in Minnesota’s climate:
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, and the report summarizes the average cost of the project and available rebates.
Where to Find Your Score
Find your Energy Disclosure Report online at the City of Minneapolis’ Property Info site. Click on the Truth in Sale of Housing report, then scroll to the end.
Benefits of Recommended Upgrades
Learn more about the four key areas covered in the report on CEE's Home Energy Hub. CEE has over 40 years of energy efficiency experience and compiled this knowledge on the Hub.
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.
- Two-pane 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
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, applicable utility rebates and programs, and competitive financing options.
In 2019 alone, CEE’s Energy Advisors have coached over 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the form below.