Save Energy

How to Improve Your Building

When you regularly assess your building's energy and water use, you can find opportunities to save money, improve comfort, and raise your ENERGY STAR score. A wealth of assistance and funding programs are available to help you make you find those opportunities!

Assistance for building assessments and funding energy efficiency work are available for businesses, non-profits, and governmental entities.

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No-Cost Energy Tips

Looking to do a bit of in-house recommissioning? Make sure everything is working properly:

  • Improve boiler efficiency/controls
  • Reset supply air static pressure set-points
  • Terminal unit tune-ups - dampers & valves
  • Return VFD’s to variable speed operation
  • Lower condenser water temps/improve chiller sequencing
  • Calibrate sensors and instrumentation
  • System level test & balance (over air, over pumping)
  • Optimize/restore economizer operation
  • Eliminate simultaneous heating and cooling
  • Turn off equipment when not needed (scheduled start/stop)
  • Have a generator? Use these best practices to save energy and reduce pollution

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About: This website was made possible through cooperation between the City Of Minneapolis, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and the Center for Energy and Environment.

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