Measuring the sustainability of Minnesota state government operations
Track the performance of the State of Minnesota against its goal to achieve a 30% reduction in state fleet consumption of fossil fuels by 2027 relative to a 2017 adjusted baseline.
Track the performance of the State of Minnesota against its goal to achieve a 30% reduction in consumption of energy per square foot by 2027 relative to a 2017 adjusted baseline.
Track the performance of the State of Minnesota against its goal to reduce water consumption by 15% by 2025 relative to a 2017 adjusted baseline.
Track the performance of the State of Minnesota against its goal to achieve 75% combined recycling and composting rate of Solid Waste by 2030.
Track the performance of the State of Minnesota against its goal to ensure that 25% of total spend on priority contracts are sustainable purchase by 2025.
Track the performance of the State of Minnesota against its goal to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2025.
In 2020, state government’s energy consumption per square foot decreased from 2019 to 2020 because of less intense winter weather and changes in operations due to COVID-19. In some buildings, energy use increased due to changes in operations and in some buildings energy use decreased. Generally, natural gas use increased while electricity use decreased.
Reduce consumption of energy use per square foot by 30% by 2027 relative a 2017 adjusted baseline.
The Department of Administration hosted a Minnesota Technical Assistance Program intern to identify and implement cost savings energy conservation measures, including in LED lighting and other energy efficiency improvements.
State agencies adjusted building operations to increase airflow and reduce potential transmission of viruses. These changes increased energy use for space condition, but long-term energy use is expected to decrease again.
24 hour facilities with resident populations are the enterprise’s greatest challenge and opportunity for reducing energy use, these include our Veterans homes, state hospitals, and correctional facilities.
Some agencies are nearing the point where energy reduction opportunities with short pay-back times are diminishing, requiring longer-term investments.
Key Performance Indicators
The enterprise continues to avoid costs due to the energy conservation measures of several agencies going back to 2005. Avoided Energy costs are calculated by both agency reported data and a weather-adjusted analysis of building-level energy consumption values. The avoided cost is the difference between the expected energy cost and the actual.
Annual Avoided Energy Costs due to Energy Conservation Measures
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