Building Energy Challenge Awards 2018

The Minneapolis Building Energy Challenge was a city-wide program challenging large commercial buildings to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 15% from a 2014 baseline. In 2018, we celebrate the energy-saving and greenhouse gas-reducing successes and the end of the challenge with over 75% of participating buildings achieving or surpassing the goal. Together, these ten building are saving over 19,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually and are setting an example for hundreds of other buildings to also improve energy efficiency, save on utility costs, and operate more sustainably. Learn how they did it here.


2018 Challenge Award Winners

Building name
Emissions reductions

Butler Square -28%
Calhoun Square -25%
Minneapolis City Hall -18%
DeLaSalle High School -17%
Forensic Science Building -17%
Hennepin County Government Center -25%
Minneapolis Convention Center -61%
Royalston Maintenance Facility -22%
Wells Fargo Minneapolis Campus -85%
Hospital Parking Ramp -35%


2015 Awards Highlights

    See highlights & photos from the challenge kick-off in 2015!

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Background photo credit: Downtown Minneapolis - Mill City Museum by Jeremiah Peterson, on Flickr