My building is required to comply with Edina’s Efficient Buildings Ordinance. How do I get my building’s prior year water use from the City so I can enter it into Energy Star Portfolio Manager?

The City of Edina amended its Efficient Building Ordinance in Fall, 2021. Beginning in 2022, compliant buildings must report water use through Energy Star Portfolio Manager in addition to energy. This is an annual requirement and meter readings must be manually added each year.

 

Ways to retrieve water readings from the prior calendar year:

  • Register for e-billing, and check your usage there. Visit https://www.edinamn.gov/354/Utility-Billing to register or log in. Water bills and reports show usage in thousand gallons (75=75 thousand gallons).
  • Without registering, visit https://www.invoicecloud.com/portal/(S(rbqhbm4vd5z1iqqzouoriscx))/2/Site2.aspx?G=421fc6d7-96fe-4993-8b68-850afd582bee  
    1. Click “Pay Now” (no need to register)
    2. Enter Customer # and Account # to see billing history
  • Contact the Utility Billing Department to request a report of your prior year’s water readings by  emailing [email protected] or calling 1-844-476-3107. 
    1. Make the request using the property address required to comply with the Efficient Buildings Ordinance. This ensures you receive water usage for all meters associated with that address, including indoor and outdoor water use.
    2. Make the request for the four quarterly water readings that occurred in the calendar compliance year (i.e. quarterly read dates in 2021).
      • You will receive an excel report with all meter readings for your property address related to the calendar year. You may have a water and an irrigation meter, both sets of readings should be submitted to Energy Star Portfolio Manager. 
      • You will submit the amounts in the “Billed Usage” column. Remember, the unit is thousand gallons (a “billed usage” value of 75 equals 75 thousand gallons).
    3. FYI: Some water meters include two water readings for one quarter, one for “high compound flow” and one for “low compound flow” – these readings should be added together for submission to Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ex: one meter high comp reading = 75, low reading = 25 for February, 2021. The input into Energy Star Portfolio Manager would be 100 for this quarter).

 

Have other questions or need assistance to enter your water usage into Energy Star Portfolio Manager? Contact the Efficient Buildings Help Desk Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm CT via email [email protected], phone (866) 614-7542, or appointment https://energyreporting.as.me/.

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