City ordinance provides a contrast to state-level actions, which gutted Ohio’s energy efficiency standard last year.
The energy use intensity of larger commercial buildings in Minneapolis declined by 5.5% between 2015 and 2018.
Detroit and Grand Rapids each see building efficiency improvements as a key element of meeting emissions goals.
As the rest of the state retreats from energy efficiency, Bloomfield is betting information can spur improvements.
The participation rate for privately owned buildings lags the city’s expectations and the rates for other regional cities.