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201 4th Street SE
Room 108
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2950
Fax: 507-328-2401

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Building Benchmarking

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What is Building Benchmarking? 

The Rochester Energy Benchmarking Program provides a platform for Rochester business and building owners to track their energy use and identify ways to save money on utility bills.

Building Benchmarking Tools and Resources

Learn more about Building Benchmarking.

Review a list of materials and information participants will need to gather here.

Need help gathering your utility bills from RPU or MERC? Feel free to reach out to our utility partners.

Enter your building's benchmarking data here.  

To set up a property in Portfolio Manager®, view this YouTube video.

To set up energy, water, and waste meters in Portfolio Manager®, view this YouTube video.

Click here to view the Efficient Buildings Collaborative Map.

Click here to view the 2019 Energy Benchmarking Results.

Benchmarking "Office Hours" will be open to participants to connect with organizers and get answers to questions they may have. Please email Lauren Jensen,, to request technical assistance or for any questions.

Benchmarking Milestones

February 2019: The City of Rochester held a Benchmarking Program Kick-Off Event. 

April 2019: A Data Jam was held to help businesses create a benchmarking profile and formally participate in the program. View the Data Jam presentation here.

March 4, 2020: The City of Rochester will kick off second year of Energy Benchmarking and celebrate year one.

April 2, 2020: POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 - A second Data Jam will be held to help businesses create their unique profile.

May 4, 2020: Data Jam was held to help businesses create a benchmarking profile and review the data entry process. View the Data Jam presentation here. 

Current Benchmarking Participants Year One Energy Benchmarking Participants_v2

If you are interested in formally participating, please complete the Participation Form

If you need assistance with benchmarking or have any questions, please contact Lauren Jensen,