City of Prior Lake, MN
City of Prior Lake, MN

City Wins Energy Efficiency Award

The State of Minnesota is leading the nation in requiring 70% more energy efficient State buildings to have all State construction carbon neutral by 2030. Designed to increase energy efficiency and sustainability, the State of Minnesota’s Buildings, Benchmarks, and Beyond (B3) programs were developed for and are required on State-funded projects in Minnesota.

On October 26, 2017, the third annual Best of B3 Recognition Luncheon was held at International Market Square in Minneapolis to recognize the achievements of B3 program participants. The winners in each category were selected by a committee made up of staff from the CSBR and the Departments of Administration and Commerce. The City of Prior Lake received the Best of B3 Benchmarking award.

The City tracks energy use for 7 buildings and nearly 160,000 sf. Through engagement in a Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance (GESP) program, the City was able to achieve an energy use intensity that is 8% lower than the code-based benchmark, a 19% reduction from the previous year. 

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