Minneapolis Now Requires Energy Disclosure Reports On Homes For Sale

A report from the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau said all state-owned residential properties that are leased to state employees hasn't been properly tracked. (Photo: MGN)

MINNEAPOLIS — A new city requirement is now giving home buyers a better idea of a home’s energy efficiency.

Beginning January 15th, all Minneapolis, Minnesota homes listed for sale must provide the energy disclosure report to be included in the TISH evaluation as required by the city.

The report must be performed by licensed inspectors, who score the quality of the home’s heating system, windows, attic and wall insulation. For houses older than 1980, it will require drilling a hole in an exterior wall to examine the type and quantity of the insulation.

It’s hoped the energy disclosure prompts homeowners to make energy saving improvements, which will help reduce their energy footprint.