New Energy Benchmarking Program Available to Rochester Businesses

Feb 13, 2019 – ROCHESTER, MINN – The City of Rochester and the Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency are excited to launch the Rochester Energy Benchmarking Program for businesses and building owners to track their energy use and identify ways to save money on utility bills.

The kick-off meeting will be held at the Rochester Public Library (101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN 55904) in Meeting Room C on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Attendees will learn about the benefits of the program, hear from organizations that are currently realizing the benefits of benchmarking, and how to participate in this voluntary program.

Kevin Bright, Energy and Sustainability Director, states, “The creation of the benchmarking program is an important first step to help our local businesses identify ways to reduce their operating costs by saving energy.”

Building owners and facility managers are encouraged to attend. Representatives from participating organizations will be in attendance. There will be networking and light refreshments following the program.

Mayor Kim Norton shares, “Working collaboratively with the private sector through this benchmarking program are the types of creative solutions that are needed.  This work will help ensure Rochester meet its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals outlined in the City’s adopted Energy Action Plan.”

On April 24, 2019, the Benchmarking program will host a training session for interested organizations at Rochester City Hall in Room 104 from 8:00 am. – 12:00 p.m. This session will help organizations create and efficiently complete a benchmarking profile which is the core of participation in the program.


A digital version of this release can be found here.