New Construction & Renovation

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Thank you for choosing Northfield as a location for your new construction or renovation project. We are excited to have projects happening to enhance our community. We're providing information on opportunities to save money, boost your bottom line, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a more resilient community.

  • Commercial and Multi-family
  • Residential

Guide for making new construction and renovation projects energy efficient

Whether your project is still in its design phase or you’re planning a major renovation, Xcel Energy has programs designed to help businesses and home builders find energy efficiency opportunities and resources. Plus, there are also ways to include renewable energy to power your building with solar power you produce.

Call an Xcel Energy account manager, or an energy advisor at 855-839-8862 for more information.

  1. Commercial & multi-family
  2. Residential

Energy design assistance

Overview

Energy design assistance is a free service offered by Xcel Energy for commercial and multi-family construction or major renovation projects larger than 20,000 square feet to help incorporate energy and cost savings. Additionally, customers can receive rebates based on the estimated whole-building energy savings to lower their project costs.

Learn more about energy design assistance

Applicable stage
drawing house plan

Schematic, pre or early design stage

Eligibility

  1. Minnesota Xcel Energy business electricity and/or natural gas customer.
  2. Constructing a new building, adding to an existing building, or renovating an existing space by gutting and replacing equipment.
  3. Minimum 20,000 square foot project.

Project considerations

Pre-approval is required, so customers should contact Xcel Energy early in their design process and submit an application.

Getting started

Call your account manager, an energy efficiency specialist at 855-839-8862 or visit Xcel Energy.

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Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB)

Overview

With the EEB program, commercial and multi-family can receive recommendations on how to integrate energy-efficient equipment into the project and earn rebates on the options they choose to install.

Learn more about the energy efficient buildings program

Applicable stage

drawing house plan

Schematic, pre or early design stage

Eligibility

  1. Minnesota Xcel Energy business electricity and/or natural gas customer.
  2. Constructing a new building, adding to an existing building, or renovating an existing space by gutting and replacing equipment.
  3. Primarily buildings that are less than 20,000 square foot project. 

Project considerations

Pre-approval is required, so customers should contact Xcel Energy early in their design process and submit an application.

Getting started

Call your account manager, an energy efficiency specialist at 855-839-8862 or visit Xcel Energy.

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Solar*Rewards for Business

Overview

Property owners can install a photovoltaic system and may be eligible for up-front and per kilowatt hour incentives (based on program availability).

Learn more about Solar*Rewards for business

Applicable stage

drawing house plan
Schematic, pre or early design stage
Shovel Early construction stage
Construction crane Construction stage

Eligibility

  1. Must be an Xcel Energy electric customer.
  2. Project Sunroof can help determine solar potential.

Project Sunroof

Project considerations

This is an incentivized program, so monthly payments are made to the owner of the solar system in exchange for Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for the energy produced by the solar system.

If you produce more than you need, the extra energy is added.

Learn more about Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

Getting started

  1. Once you've decided to go solar with your business, you'll want to install a system that's right for you.
  2. Submit an application via the Application Portal with the help of solar developer/installer or manage application independently.