Buildings & Energy

Building Energy Use is the highest source of greenhouse gases in Edina


In 2019, Edina's GHG Inventory showed that 56% of all community greenhouse gases came from heat and electricity use in Edina's homes and business buildings. 

The City has committed to reducing GHGs 45% by 2030, from 2019 levels. 

Climate Actions to address Building Energy Use

Strategy 1Improve total Community wide residential, commercial, educational, and industrial building energy efficiency by 15% for electricity and 15% for natural gas by 2030.
Strategy 2Increase adoption of high performance building construction technology, achieving 5% Net Zero households and 1% Net Zero commercial properties community wide by 2030.
Strategy 3Reduce share of population living in high energy poverty from 29% to 12% by 2030.
Strategy 4Achieve 10% residential and commercial and industrial building "fuel switching" from on-site fossil fuel combustion to less carbon intensive, or carbon neutral sources by 2030.
Strategy 5Increase renewable energy (distributed and purchased) from 1.6% to 17% of citywide residential and commercial electric use by 2030.
Strategy 6Improve total municipal building energy efficiency by 17% for electricity and 17% for natural gas by 2030.
Strategy 7Achieve 25% municipal building thermal “fuel switching" from on-site fossil fuel combustion to less carbon intensive, or carbon neutral sources by 2030.
Strategy 8Increase renewable energy (distributed and purchased) from 0.2% to 100% of city operations electricity consumption by 2030.


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