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To help make energy efficient upgrades to your property

Who is eligible

  • Commercial and industrial building owners
  • Owners of multi-family housing
  • Non-profit or private owners of community facilities

Types of projects and properties

Project examples

  • Building-related energy efficiency upgrades such as windows, lights, or HVAC
  • Renewable energy systems such as solar, wind, or geothermal

  • Energy-saving equipment in new construction

Eligible properties

  • Office buildings
  • Industrial/manufacturing

  • Multi-family housing

  • Buildings under nonprofit ownership

  • Places of worship

How does it work?

  1. Building owners choose projects that reduce energy costs.
  2. MinnPACE provides financing directly to the building owner.

  3. Hennepin county adds an assessment to the building's property taxes.

  4. The building owner pays the assessment off for up to 20 years as part of their property taxes.

Learn more by contacting Holly Huston at or 651-204-6216.

Community Impact

  • $115.5 million in total projects funded
  • 124 projects in Hennepin County

  • $62 million in energy saved annually

  • 54 billion BTUs of energy saved

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