City of Minneapolis Home Energy Disclosure

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In 2019 the City of Minneapolis partnered with the Center for Energy Environment (CEE) to pass a time-of-listing energy disclosure policy for singlefamily homes. With its passage, Minneapolis became the fourth city nationally with a similar policy to inform and motivate homeowners to make energy improvements. Implemented in January 2020, every Minneapolis home listed for sale (roughly 5,500 annually) is now required to have an energy disclosure report and score, bringing visibility and value to home energy performance. To further bolster the policy, the City partnered with CenterPoint Energy and CEE to provide follow-up communications and an energy advisor service for new homeowners. With disclosure as the foundation, the partners are now conducting a pilot program focused on spurring investments in home energy upgrades.