City Detail

Background Information

City of Edina
County: Hennepin
Population: 53494
GreenStep City category: A
Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.): 285
Participating township, county, school:

GreenStep Coordinator

Matthew Gabb
City Staff
952-826-1611
City web page relating to sustainability/GreenStep activities:
GreenStep City resolution: Click here to view the file.
GreenStep City status and date: STEP 5 ( )

City Assessment Files and City Performance Metrics

City councils pass a resolution to join the GreenStep program and are recognized at Step 1. Step 2 and Step 3 recognition levels reflect completed city actions, reported and rated below with stars (1 star = good, 2 stars = better, 3 stars = best). The Assessment File below summarizes completed city actions in a short Word file. Step 4 recognition is awarded to cities who report a minimum number of core metrics for the previous calendar year. These metrics aim to show the aggregate, quantitative results of taking multiple GreenStep actions. Step 5 cities show improvement in the Step 4 metrics. See yearly data for Steps 4&5. Additional city data can be found by reviewing information on B3 Benchmarking and Regional Indicators Initiative.

Assessment File
Metrics Files

Best Practice Actions Underway and Completed

Completed actions are denoted by stars.

Total completed actions: 86
1 star actions: 30
2 star actions: 29
3 star actions: 23

Buildings and Lighting Buildings and Lighting

Efficient Existing Public Buildings {BP no.1}

3 star - Action 1:

Enter/update building information into the MN B3 Benchmarking database, and routinely enter monthly usage data for all city-owned buildings/infrastructure that consume energy/water.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed:
Implementation details:
B3 data is entered for all municipal buildings and is kept current by the Finance department. Complete data exists for all facilities as far back as 2008. Trends and energy savings opportunities are reviewed and an annual summary is provided to the Energy and Environment Commission.

Environmental Engineer provides annual summary of trends and opportunities to Energy and Environment Commission in January.

Key Staff have access to B3 data and are encouraged to use the data in capital planning.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Annual energy cost, comparison to benchmark, MMBTU, CO2.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
1 star - Action 2:

Make no/low cost indoor lighting and operational changes in city-owned/school buildings to reduce energy costs.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
City staff utilizes B3 benchmarking data and a centralized HVAC control systems to track energy use for heating and cooling in public facilities.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Provide building comfort to meet users expectations and minimize energy use.
Descriptive File: view file
3 star - Action 3:

Invest in larger energy efficiency projects through performance contracting or other funding or through smaller retro-commissioning/retrofit projects in city-owned/school buildings.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
In 2011 the City contracted with McKinstry under the Guaranteed Energy Savings Program. Under the contract, the 12 largest municipal facilities were audited. This energy audit identified the following efficiency improvements and implemented: $141,000 building envelope improvements, $18,000 water conservation improvements, and $310,000 interior lighting retrofits. This retrofit project included 11 separate city buildings. In 2013 the City will consider a second round of energy efficiency retrofits.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
The performance contract project was projected to reduce over 540,000 kWh and 19,600 therms of gas on an annual basis, reducing the Citys carbon footprint by 540 metric tons of CO2 annually and qualify for a guaranteed annual savings of approximately $54,000. B3 data confirmation of these savings is elusive.
Descriptive File:
McKinstry Inc.
1 star - Action 7:

Install for one or more city-owned/school buildings one of the following efficiency measures:

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
Complete: A closed loop geothermal system was installed at the Public Works building with a minimum coefficient of performance of 3.3. The facility was opened in August 2010.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:

Efficient Existing Private Buildings {BP no.2}

1 star - Action 1:

Create or participate in a marketing/outreach/incentive program to promote/achieve residential energy/water use reduction and energy efficiency.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
Edina partnered with Xcel and Centerpoint to bring the Home Energy Squad (HES) to residents.

The program is promoted through the EEC's Education & Outreach Working Group with door hangers were and participation in the annual 4th of July parade and other community outreach.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
3 star - Action 2:

Integrate green building and EV charging best practices information and assistance into the building permit process.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
In November of 2021, Edina City Council adopted the Sustainable Buildings Policy, which became effective on April 1st, 2022. In this Policy, in part of the 'Edina Overlay', applicable new construction and major renovations are required to meet electric vehicle charging capability for at least 15% of parking stalls.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
3 star - Action 3:

Implement an energy rating/disclosure policy for residential and/or commercial buildings.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2019
Implementation details:
In June of 2019, Edina's City Council passed the Efficient Buildings Ordinance, amending Chapter 20 of the City code, pertaining to efficient building benchmarking whereby all buildings 25,000 sq. feet or larger must comply to the policy which requires energy use intensity (EUI), annual greenhouse gas emissions, and an energy performance score (using the EPA's benchmarking tool 'Energy Star Portfolio Manager Tool') of a building and is also shown in comparison to the energy usage of other buildings with similar functions be reported to the city and made public information by any entity or property owner. This information must be included in mandatory benchmarking data reports which will be required to be updated annually and reported to the City of Edina by years dependent on class (building size) designation (class 1, 2, or 3) by all city-owned and covered properties of minimum size.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Policy was passed requiring all residential and commercial properties 25,000 sq. feet or larger to publicly disclose energy usage and annual GHG emissions. in Edina.
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
1 star - Action 5:

Conserve/protect drinking/groundwater resources by creating a water-wise landscaping ordinance/guidance, WaterSense purchasing program, or guidance on rainwater harvesting and home water softener use.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
The City has a conservation rate structure with 3 residential tiers:
0-3500cf = $1.24/100cf
3501-6500cf = $1.64/100cf
6500+ = $2.58/100cf
(2012 rates)
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
3 star - Action 6:

Provide a financial or other incentive to private parties who add energy/sustainability improvements, meet the SB 2030 energy standard, or renovate using a green building or energy framework.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
As part of the Sustainable Buildings Policy adopted by the Edina City Council on November 16th, 2021 (Effective April 1st, 2022), applicable per the 'Edina Overlay' specific energy efficiency standards are required. For 1-4 unit residential projects, energy efficiency standards must follow the US Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Homes standard. For all other residential and commercial projects standards must follow the B3 Sustainable Building 2030 Energy Standard.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
3 star - Action 7:

Customize a model sustainable building renovation policy that includes the SB 2030 energy standard and adopt the language to govern private renovation projects that:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
In November of 2021, Edina City Council adopted the Sustainable Buildings Policy, which became effective on April 1st, 2022. This policy states that all new construction or major renovations to which the policy applies are required to be certified under an eligible Sustainable Building Rating System at the listed rating level, and must meet the standards set forth in the Edina Overlay. Applicants may choose one Sustainable Building Rating System with which to comply, and must comply with the full Edina Overlay. Applicable versions of Sustainable Rating Systems and Overlay standards include the most recent or current iteration of a rating system in existence at the time of development application.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
As part of our Climate Action Plan, Edina has set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030. Since the built environment has shown to be a significant contributor to Edina’s greenhouse gas footprint, this policy will help further ensure we, as a community, meet this goal by requiring applicable new developments be built to minimize emissions and environmental impact during construction, and during operation of said buildings.
Descriptive File:

New Green Buildings {BP no.3}

3 star - Action 1:

Require by city policy that new city-owned buildings be built using the SB 2030 energy standard and/or a green building framework.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
In November of 2021, Edina City Council adopted the Sustainable Buildings Policy, which went into effect on April 1st, 2022. In this Policy, all public/city-owned buildings which are operated by the City of Edina or the Edina Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) are required to be built following the B3 Sustainable Building 2030 Energy Standard.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
3 star - Action 3:

Adopt a sustainable building policy for private buildings; include the SB 2030 energy standard; adopt language governing new development projects that:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
In November of 2021, Edina City Council adopted the Sustainable Buildings Policy, which went into effect on April 1st, 2022.
As part of the Policy, new city development projects of private buildings must follow the SB 2030 Energy Standard and all those applicable which receive city financial support and/or require a PUD, conditional use permit, variance permit, or rezoning, etc., as apart of the development project must be granted approval from the city as part of compliance to this policy.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:

Efficient Outdoor Lighting and Signals {BP no.4}

2 star - Action 5:

Use LED/solar-powered lighting for a flashing sign or in a street, parking lot or park project.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
Public Works building parking lot at 7450 Metro was retrofit to LED lighting

CEE's on stop lighting shop is working to provide alternatives for lighting for 50th and France area ramps. No project yet scheduled.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
CEE

Building Redevelopment {BP no.5}

1 star - Action 4:

Create/modify a green residential remodeling assistance/financing program to assist homeowners in adding space or features such as EV charging, renewables to their existing homes.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2016
Implementation details:
As part of the City's goals to decrease residential energy consumption and improve residential energy efficiency the City of Edina has made funds available for resident homeowners to assist with home maintenance and energy efficiency improvements through Home Energy Squad visits whereby a home inspection will take place where a two-person team visits and completes tasks (such as conducting an insulation inspection, testing for air leaks, the replacement of inefficient light bulbs, and more) to help improve residential energy efficiency in Edina. Additionally, the City offers a 50% discount on all visits, so a visit only costs $50 instead of $100. Moreover, for income-qualified households (combined household income of less than $100,000/year) a Home Energy Squad visit is completely FREE.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
Xcel Energy

Land Use Land Use

Comprehensive, Climate and Energy Plans {BP no.6}

1 star - Action 1:

Adopt a comprehensive plan or (for Category B & C cities) adopt a future land use plan that was adopted by the county or a regional entity.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
In 2008 Edina updated its Comprehensive Plan. Chapter 10 "Energy and Environment" focuses on sustainability topics.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Cary Teague (City Staff) | Cteague@edinamn.gov | (952) 826-0460
1 star - Action 2:

Demonstrate that regulatory ordinances comply with the comprehensive plan including but not limited to having the zoning ordinance explicitly reference the comprehensive plan as the foundational document for decision making.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2011
Implementation details:
Edina's regulatory ordinances comply with the comprehensive plan including but not limited to having the zoning ordinance explicitly reference the comprehensive plan as the foundational document for decision making. See City Code 850.01 "The Council finds that Edina has emerged from an era exemplified by unparalleled growth and development and has entered a period of stability, reuse and redevelopment; that some of the standards and regulations which guided initial development of the City are not appropriate for guiding future development and redevelopment; and that standards and regulations for guiding future development and redevelopment should be based upon the stated goals, objectives and policies of the Comprehensive Plan of this City, as from time to time amended, which constitutes the City's statement of philosophy concerning the use of land within its jurisdiction. Through the enactment of this Section, the Council intends to implement this statement of philosophy so as to provide for the orderly and planned development and redevelopment of lands and waters in Edina, to maintain an attractive living and working environment in Edina, to preserve and enhance the high quality residential character of Edina and to promote the public health, safety and general welfare. Specifically, this Section is intended to implement the following objectives, some of which are contained in the Comprehensive Plan:..."
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Cary Teague (City Staff) | Cteague@edinamn.gov | (952) 826-0460
2 star - Action 5:

Adopt climate mitigation and/or energy independence goals and objectives in the comprehensive plan or in a separate policy document, and include transportation recommendations such as becoming an EV-ready city.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
Comprehensive Plan Chapter 10.2.2 and 10.2.3 includes carbon reduction goals.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:

Resilient City Growth {BP no.7}

3 star - Action 1:

Eliminate barriers and actively encourage higher density housing by including in the city zoning ordinance and zoning map:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2016
Implementation details:
Higher density housing in Edina is encouraged in many ways--being a historic suburb, Edina has had to increase housing density over the last several decades as they cannot extend City boundaries any further.

As of 2018, multi-family housing sits at a gross density of 20.7 units/acre, with the majority of multi-family structures and developments being in or adjacent to commercial/retail districts.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Cary Teague (City Staff) | Cteague@edinamn.gov | (952) 826-0460
2 star - Action 2:

Achieve higher density housing through at least two of the following strategies:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2015
Implementation details:
The City of Edina has been able to achieve higher density housing through the incorporation of flexible frontage requirements for infill development, by utilizing density and floor area ratio bonuses in a number of residential zoning districts, and through regulation to limit low-density housing in more dense residential areas.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Cary Teague (City Staff) | Cteague@edinamn.gov | (952) 826-0460
1 star - Action 3:

Achieve higher intensity commercial/industrial land uses through at least one of the following strategies:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 1992
Implementation details:
a. Include in the city zoning ordinance and zoning map a commercial district with zero-lot-line setbacks and a FAR minimum of 1.
In Edina's zoning ordinance, a commercial district having zero-lot-line setbacks and a floor area ratio (FAR) equal to or greater than 1 is present (PCD-3, Greater Southdale Area).
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Cary Teague (City Staff) | Cteague@edinamn.gov | (952) 826-0460
3 star - Action 4:

Provide incentives for affordable housing, workforce housing, infill projects, or for life-cycle housing at or near job or retail centers, or for achieving an average net residential density of seven units per acre.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2014
Implementation details:
As part of the PUD Ordinance, in section 36-494 'Planned Unit Development District-7(PUD-7)—66th West Apartments', wherein,
principal uses are as stated, "affordable housing with supportive services to assist residents with maintaining stability in housing and employment, as proposed and described by Beacon Interfaith Housing collaborative in their project description on file in the office of the planning department. Any change in use of the site will require an amendment to this section of the City Code".
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Cary Teague (City Staff) | Cteague@edinamn.gov | (952) 826-0460
Not rated - Action 5:

Use design to create social trust and interaction among neighbors and allow developments that meet the prerequisites for LEED for Neighborhood Development certification.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2019
Implementation details:
Edina is working to build social trust and interaction among neighbors through the City's Sustainable Buildings Policy, which requires buildings of a certain size (25,000+ ft./sq.) to report and share efficient building benchmarking including energy use intensity (EUI), annual GHG emissions, and the energy performance score that compares the energy use of the building to that of similar properties, where available.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621

Mixed Uses {BP no.8}

2 star - Action 1:

Organize or participate in a community planning/placemaking/design process for the city/a mixed-use district, including specific community engagement practices that engage cultural and income diverse community members.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
Grandview District community involvment:
http://edinamn.gov/index.php?section=planning_GrandViewUpdate

54th Street Reconstuction and Arden Park stormwater management plan public engagement and sustainable infrastructure.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Cary Teague (City Staff) | Cteague@edinamn.gov | (952) 826-0460
1 star - Action 3:

Modify a planned unit development (PUD) ordinance to emphasize or require mixed-use development or affordable housing, to limit residential PUDs to areas adjacent to commercial development, and/or to add sustainability features.

Date action report first entered:
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Implementation details:
Edina has a PUD ordinance in City Code 850.05 to allow flexibility from standard zoning in exchange for strengthened City control over development. Edina also has Mixed Development Districts defined in City Code 850.14.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Cary Teague (City Staff) | Cteague@edinamn.gov | (952) 826-0460
2 star - Action 5:

Have a downtown zoning district that emphasizes small and destination business, entrepreneurial spaces, and allows or requires residential and residential-compatible commercial development.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2018
Implementation details:
Planned Commercial Developments or PCDs serve as Edina's 'downtown' zoning districts. PCD-1 and PCD-2 allow and contain existing residential (conditional uses) and commercial uses (principal) located within the same district to allow mixed-use and pedestrian accessible and convenient facilities and commercial destinations to residents and visitors.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Cary Teague (City Staff) | Cteague@edinamn.gov | (952) 826-0460

Design for Natural Resource Conservation {BP no.10}

2 star - Action 3:

For cities within metropolitan areas, incorporate woodland best management practices addressing protection of wooded areas into zoning or development review.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2014
Implementation details:
Tree Preservation Ordinance #2014-25 was published 3-25-15 and goes into effect 7-1-15.The purpose is to preserve trees during the redevelopment process while still allowing reasonable development to occur and not to interfere with a property owners reasonable use of their property. The ordinance restricts the amount of unnecessary tree loss by requiring mitigation for the removal of trees outside of the basic tree removal area. The basic tree removal area is 10 foot radius of the building pad, deck or patio of a new or remodeled building as well as a 5 foot radius of driveways and parking areas. In these areas no mitigation is required.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Luther Overholt (City staff) | Loverholt@CI.Edina.MN.US | 952-826-0308
2 star - Action 5:

Preserve environmentally sensitive, community-valued land by placing a conservation easement on city lands, and by encouraging/funding private landowners to place land in conservation easements.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 1994
Implementation details:
The City of Edina has at least 2 conservation-easements that are located on city-owned/public land. Both of these easements are located in Braemar Golf Course, with the western-most easement containing a small portion entering Braemar Park. This land has been placed under a conservation-easement to protect and preserve the existing wetlands and oak savanna landscape present in this (southwest) corner of the Park and Golf Course.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
2 star - Action 7:

Support and protect wildlife through habitat rehabilitation, preservation and recognition programs.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2017
Implementation details:
In 2017, improvements to Edina's Arden Park took place. This included removing a 1938 dam then present on Minnehaha Creek, which runs through the park. This was done to improve passage for paddlers and fish (including passage during critical spawning events). Additionally, more than 500 ft. of stream was added, meandering through the park and adjoining adjacent wetlands and the floodplain. New improvements will also have the potential to treat over 100 acres of regional stormwater, improve the stream's index of biological integrity (IBI) and biota rating, contribute to a more consistent creek flow, and have the ecological benefits of improved habitat quality and space for fish, birds, and other local wildlife.

In Spring of 2021, the City of Edina joined in on Bee City USA's first annual 'No Mow May' in Edina. More than 1,000 residents participated and community response was significant. The City of Edina will continue to participate in No Mow May this following Spring, in 2023 and into the foreseeable future.

Following Election Day 2022, Edina voters approved a half-percent sales tax referendum for an overall $39.3 million investment in local parks.
Of that, $17.7 million is designated for Fred Richards Park to fund the next phases of the master plan. $1.9 million will go to the Nature Bank portion of the park featuring native vegetation restoration and establishment (native pollinator gardens), wildlife habitat structures (bee and bird housing), and more ecologically-friendly features.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Minnehaha Creek dam removal and creek restoration, native habitat construction
Descriptive File:
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Bee City USA
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621

Transportation Transportation

Living & Complete Streets {BP no.11}

3 star - Action 1:

Adopt a complete streets policy, or a living streets policy, which addresses landscaping and stormwater.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed:
Implementation details:
The Living Streets Policy was approved by City Council on Aug. 20, 2013, and Living Streets Plan development is underway. The Living Streets Plan will address how the Policy will be implemented by providing more detailed information on street design, traffic calming, bike facilities, landscaping and lighting, as well best practices for community engagement during the design process.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File: view file
Blue Cross & Blue Sheild; Bloomington Public Health; Transit for Livable Communities
1 star - Action 3:

Modify a street in compliance with the city's complete streets policy.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2013
Implementation details:
70th Street Reconstuction
Tracy Avenue Reconstuction phase 1 and 2,
54th Street public involvement and Arden Park stormwater management plan.
Morningside, White Oaks, and others
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Scipioni (City Staff) | ascipioni@EdinaMN.gov | 952-826-0440
1 star - Action 4:

Identify, prioritize and remedy complete streets gaps and lack of connectivity/safety within your road network by, for example, bike/pedestrian plan, adding a bike route/lane, truck route, sidewalk or mid-block alley.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2013
Implementation details:
The City continually plans for and funds a variety of bike lane and trail connections to further the goal of having an integrated bike and trail network. In 2012 the City began counting bikes and pedestrians to better plan and prioritize safety and network improvements.

The PACS fund was approved by City Council in December of 2012 to fund projects that makes the community more walkable and bikeable, including improvements proposed in the City’s Comprehensive Plan, the City’s comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan and the City’s Active Routes to School Comprehensive Plan.

Revenue for the PACS fund will be generated by a franchise fee ordinance that imposes a fee of $1.45/month on residential customers of Xcel Energy and $1.45/month on residential customers of CenterPoint Energy. There are higher franchise fees for commercial customers of both utilities. Those fees are $2.90/month, $9/month and $40/month, depending on the size of the customer.

The revenue in the PACS fund will be used exclusively for specific improvements to the City’s non-motorized transportation network. The non-motorized transportation network includes sidewalks, trails, and other bicyclist-related facilities. Other possible costs the PACS fund would pay for include maintenance of current sidewalks, signage, lighting, pedestrian crossing signals and street striping.

Additionally, Edina maintains updated Bicycle Facilities and Pedestrian Facilities maps and a Sidewalk Priority Plan. These plans were created to identify gaps in our non-motorized transportation system and to help plan their construction.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Over the last five years, the City has made alternative modes of transportation a more viable choice by significantly expanding our sidewalk network and by adding over 58 miles of bike lanes (27.2 miles in 2012 alone) throughout the City and making connections to other regional bike lanes and trails. Our new work plan states that our goal is to construct 2 miles of sidewalk and 5 miles of bike lanes annually for the next few years.
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Andrew Scipioni (City Staff) | ascipioni@EdinaMN.gov | 952-826-0440
2 star - Action 6:

Implement traffic calming policy/measures, including lane conversions (road diets), roundabouts, low-speed streets, shared space and depaving, in at least one street redevelopment project.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2011
Implementation details:
A variety of traffic calming approaches such as traffic circles and pedestrian islands are used in concert with safety, transportation and striping projects.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Scipioni (City Staff) | ascipioni@EdinaMN.gov | 952-826-0440

Mobility Options {BP no.12}

3 star - Action 1:

Increase walking, biking and transit use by one or more of the following means:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2011
Implementation details:
The Edina Transportation Commission (ETC) will be focusing on "active transportation" such as developing the policies and programs that support the implementation of complete green streets and improve the transportation right of way for walking and biking. To that end, on 4-21-11, the ETC passed a resolution supporting the "Living Streets" concept (complete green streets) and will forward that to the Council. Upon approaval, ETC and City staff will develop a process for getting stakeholder input (other boards and commissions, public, etc.) to develop a policy or plan. The Bike Edina Task Force (BETF) helps to lead community rides, for example: Rides with the Mayor, annual Bike to Work training and events (such as the 50th and France event held in May or June), and on-demand skills ride events to increase bicycling skills and riding options in Edina. The BETF promotes safe bicycling with its website, free wallet cards, and hosting information tables at several community events throughout the year.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
City of Edina was awarded a Bike Friendly Community award:
http://edinamn.gov/index.php?section=pressroom_pressreleases&prrid=692
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Andrew Scipioni (City Staff) | ascipioni@EdinaMN.gov | 952-826-0440
1 star - Action 2:

Conduct an Active Living campaign such as a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2013
Implementation details:
The City of Edina released their Active Routes to School (ARTS) Comprehensive Plan in May of 2014. The plan outlines ongoing projects and future projects to be completed in the city that will aid in providing students with safer routes to school and a more extensive (pedestrian & cyclist) transport network. The Plan also provides extensive transportation data from students and schools, as well as an assessment, related policies, and related recommendations. Additionally, Edina has an active Traffic Safety Committee and is part of the Bloomington, Richfield, Edina DO Town program.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
In October 2014 , City Council passed the Active Routes to School Comprehensive Plan which serves as Edina's Safe Routes to School equivalent.
Descriptive File:
Bloomington Public Health, Edina Public Schools
For more information contact:
Andrew Scipioni (City Staff) | ascipioni@EdinaMN.gov | 952-826-0440

Efficient City Fleets {BP no.13}

1 star - Action 1:

Efficiently use your existing fleet of city vehicles by encouraging trip bundling, video conferencing, carpooling, vehicle sharing and incentives/technology.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
As part of the City's Fleet Purchasing Policy, Phase 2 'Assessing Vehicle Needs' includes a 2021 pilot study and policy in which municipal vehicles that are used less than 3,000 miles a year and less than 50% of the time (20 hours a week) by a single user will be transitioned to City-wide pool vehicles. Additionally, vehicles used between 3,000 and 5,000 miles a year and less than 75% of the time (30 hours a week) will be transitioned to Department or Division pool vehicles. Lastly, as part of this Policy, City-wide pool vehicles will be available for anyone requiring a car for official use.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
3 star - Action 2:

Right-size/down-size the city fleet with the most fuel-efficient vehicles that are of an optimal size and capacity for their intended functions.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2022
Implementation details:
As part of the Green Fleet Purchasing Policy's 3rd Phase--Electrify vehicle and equipment fleet to meet CAP Goals, which was adopted in 2022, all new light-duty fleet vehicles, and off-road or lawn equipment vehicles are to be replaced with electric and low-carbon fuel alternative options at time of replacement (with traditional internal combustion engine, or ICE, as optional requiring proof of need. Additionally, 2030 and 2040 goals based on equipment size are to be met.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
As of March 2021, the City of Edina has a municipal vehicle fleet of 307 cars and trucks. Over 88% of the fleet are gasoline or diesel internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles while 9.8% are electric vehicles including hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and battery electric (BEV). In 2019, the fleet consumed 90,700 gallons of gasoline and 47,900 gallons of diesel. For every 1% of the fleet that is transitioned to EV over 122 metric tons of greenhouse gas will be eliminated. City currently has 72 vehicle replacements planned by 2025 providing an opportunity to increase the share of
electric vehicles in the fleet by as much as 6% per year.
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
2 star - Action 3:

Phase-in operational changes, equipment changes including electric vehicles, and no-idling practices for city or local transit fleets.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
As part of the City's Green Purchasing Policy and to aid in reaching emission reduction goals, policies were set forth as part of Phase 1--No Idling Policy, which was adopted in 2018 and amended in 2021, whereby City of Edina vehicles are not to be left running for longer than 5 minutes while unattended or parked (unless applicable to the listed policy exemptions).
As part of Phase 2--Purchase Clean Technology, which was adopted in 2021 this policy requires any new vehicle request for purchase must replace existing vehicles with a fuel efficient alternative (or demonstrate the business need for an exception based on the exception criteria stated in the policy). The goal for vehicle alternatives is 30% or greater in efficiency. Additionally, any new vehicle purchase request must demonstrate that the purchaser has reviewed relevant options for an electric vehicle replacement, a hybrid vehicle replacement, and/or a higher mileage efficiency replacement than the existing vehicle. Likewise, vehicles procured from the City’s impounded vehicles inventory are subject to the same requirements. Conservation and Sustainability Fund dollars are available to offset additional costs incurred by purchasing a more fuel-efficient vehicle than is being replaced.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
The 'Fleet Purchasing Policy' (which includes making the transition to hybrid and electric vehicles and equipment for municipal operations upon replacement) and the 'No Idling Policy' were amended in 2021 to assist the City of Edina in reaching our GHG emission reduction goals.

For every 1% of the municipal vehicle fleet that is transitioned to electric, over 122 metric tons of greenhouse gas will be eliminated. As of 2021, 9.8% of the fleet is electric (BEV and PHEV vehicles).
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
3 star - Action 6:

Retrofit city diesel engines or install auxiliary power units and/or electrified parking spaces, utilizing Project GreenFleet or the like.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
As part of the City's (Green) Fleet Purchasing Policy, listed in Phase 2--Purchase Clean Technology, the Fire Department (via goals) aims to adopt new technology, including the installation of auxiliary power units (APUs) to their fleet vehicles to aid in energy efficiency.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621

Demand-Side Travel Planning {BP no.14}

3 star - Action 1:

Reduce or eliminate parking minimums; add parking maximums; develop district parking; install meters and charge for parking at curb and city-owned lots/ramps. 

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
Ordinance No. 2021-07, 'An Ordinance Amendment Regarding Off Street Parking Regulations' last updated on August 16, 2022 has amended the following: Parking space reductions stated in section 3 of the ordinance (Sec. 36-1324) wherein:
• the required number of parking spaces for a building or establishment may be reduced by 10% if the building is located within one quarter of a mile from a qualified transit stop.
• A reduction of up to one space per reserved parking space for car share vehicles or 5% of the of required parking spaces, whichever is greater, may be granted for any development that provides reserved parking for car-share vehicles.
• A 10% reduction in parking may be approved by the city planner or the city planner’s designee provided that one of the following conditions are met: (a) If a residential use: 1 covered, long-term bicycle parking space per 3 dwelling units. (b) If a retail or service use: 1 covered, long-term bicycle parking space per 5,000 square feet of retail or service uses. (c) 1 short-term bike space per 5,000 s.f. of retail/services uses.
• The area which would have been occupied by the eliminated parking spaces in items 1-3 above must be devoted to pervious surfaces, stormwater facilities, tree retention or native landscaping as directed by city planner or city planner’ designee.

District parking is also in place for 4 Planned Commercial Districts (PCDs).
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Cary Teague (City Staff) | Cteague@edinamn.gov | (952) 826-0460
1 star - Action 4:

Require new developments or redevelopments to prepare a travel demand management plan or transit-oriented development standards or LEED for Neighborhood Development certification.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
The City of Edina approved the Travel Demand Management Policy on April 20, 2021. The policy explains that the primary emphasis of
travel demand management (TDM) is to reduce the number of vehicular trips on congested roadways during peak travel times. Strategies that promote TDM may include pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, utilization of transit service, car/vanpooling, shared mobility and telecommuting.

Specific TDM measures that may be utilized for varying projects include, but are not limited to; on-site transit facilities, preferential location for
managed carpool and vanpool parking, telework, on-site bicycle, scooter and pedestrian facilities and financial incentives.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
The adoption of this policy requires applicable developers to demonstrate that new projects are designed in ways that support
travel demand management (TDM).
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Cary Teague (City Staff) | Cteague@edinamn.gov | (952) 826-0460

Environmental Management Environmental Management

Sustainable Purchasing {BP no.15}

2 star - Action 1:

Adopt a sustainable purchasing policy or administrative guidelines/practices directing that the city purchase at least:

Date action report first entered:
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Year action initially completed:
Implementation details:
The Edina City Council approved the Environmental Purchasing Policy at the 3/20/12 City Council meeting.

Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
Not rated - Action 2:

Purchase energy used by city government - via the municipal utility, green tags, community solar garden, 3rd party - with a higher renewable percentage than required by Minnesota law.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2018
Implementation details:
On top of Edina's Public Works building lies the City's 'Community Solar Garden' where residents are able to purchase subscriptions to the solar garden whereby they receive a portion of the energy generated from the solar arrays, for use in their household. In addition to being open to Edina residents, the city also uses a portion of this solar energy generated from the garden for it's own municipal energy needs.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
Xcel Energy, SolSmart, Cooperative Energy Futures
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
1 star - Action 4:

Require purchase of U.S. EPA WaterSense-certified products.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed:
Implementation details:
The Energy and Environment Commission (EEC) has approved a draft of an environmental purchasing policy, which is yet to be reviewed by City Council at the 2-21-12 EEC/City Council Work Session. Purchasing choices will require the purchase of U.S. EPSense-certified products for all product categories covered by the Water Sense program.
(reviewing purchasing policy)
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621

Community Forests and Soils {BP no.16}

2 star - Action 1:

Certify as a Tree City USA.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 1998
Implementation details:
The City of Edina has been a Tree City USA since 1998 and has received the Growth Award for 7 years.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Luther Overholt (City staff) | Loverholt@CI.Edina.MN.US | 952-826-0308
1 star - Action 4:

Maximize tree planting along your main downtown street or throughout the city.

Date action report first entered:
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Year action initially completed:
Implementation details:
Complete: Trees were planted along the 50th and France shopping district sidewalks on both sides of the street. The tree wells are approximately 40 ft or less apart excluding dirveways and utility vaults. In 2011 the city also planted 21 trees in Creek Valley Park.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Luther Overholt (City staff) | Loverholt@CI.Edina.MN.US | 952-826-0308
1 star - Action 5:

Adopt a tree preservation or native landscaping ordinance.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2014
Implementation details:
An ordinance calling for the protection of mature trees in Edina was passed in March of 2015, and officially went into effect on July 1st, 2015 where the main purpose of the ordinance, as stated, is to preserve and grow Edina’s tree canopy cover by protecting mature trees throughout the city, and protect and maintain healthy trees in the development and building permit processes as set forth in the ordinance document; and prevent tree loss by eliminating or reducing compacted fill and excavation near tree roots.

In the text 'protected tree' is defined as well as 'critical root zone', which is "the minimum area around a tree that is left undisturbed". With this definition, the ordinance states that If the critical root zone must be disturbed for construction or construction activity, a plan for the disturbance shall be submitted subject to review and approval of the city forester to minimize damage.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Luther Overholt (City staff) | Loverholt@CI.Edina.MN.US | 952-826-0308
2 star - Action 6:

Build community capacity to protect existing trees by one or more of:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
a. Having trained tree specialists.
The City of Edina employs a certified Tree Inspector and Urban Forester working to protect existing trees in Edina.

c. Adopting climate adaptation plan for the urban forest.
Included in the Greenspace and Trees section in Edina's Climate Action Plan, the section includes strategies to protect and build on Edina's urban forest including strategy #1: Increase tree cover from 35.9% to 39.5% by 2030 and 43% by 2040. The plan states that increasing tree canopy
coverage and health will be able to provide Edina critical climate adaptation services, and that increases should be prioritized to balance the potential for increased tree canopy with the opportunity to improve tree canopy benefit equity, potential to positively impact as many households as possible, and the need for mitigation of impacts associated with the heat island effect. Various maps were constructed based off of data received from the City's 2021 Ground Cover Survey which outline where these increases should occur (recommendations), prioritization based on:
low income density, heat island reduction need, and potential for new trees.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File: view file
For more information contact:
Luther Overholt (City staff) | Loverholt@CI.Edina.MN.US | 952-826-0308
3 star - Action 7:

Conduct a tree inventory or canopy study for public and private trees.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
In April of 2021 the Ground Cover Survey and Carbon Sequestration Study was finalized, wherein a tree canopy study and the findings garnered from it were included in the Survey.
Additionally, also in 2021 the City of Edina completed their Climate Action Plan wherein the section concerning greenspace and trees, goals of increasing City Tree Cover from 35.9% to 39.5% by 2030 and up to 43% by 2040 are listed. This increase in tree cover will help provide critical climate adaptation services across Edina.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Luther Overholt (City staff) | Loverholt@CI.Edina.MN.US | 952-826-0308

Stormwater Management {BP no.17}

2 star - Action 2:

Complete the GreenStep Municipal Stormwater Management Assessment.

Date action report first entered:
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Year action initially completed:
Implementation details:
The Blue Star City Stormwater Management Assessment has been completed and at least the minimum threshold obtained. City Council received the Blue Star certificate at the 10-4-11 City Council meeting.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
2 star - Action 5:

Adopt and implement guidelines or design standards/incentives for at least one of the following stormwater infiltration/reuse practices:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
Complete: The use of Coal Tar sealants were banned with the League of Cities model ordinance being implemented at the 15 Nov. 2011 Edina City Council meeting. Chapter 4 was amended to add section 490 (https://edinamn.gov/Section%20490%20Regulation%20of%20Coal%20Tar%20Based%20Sealers.pdf).

Construction of the redevelopment of the former US Bank property located at 70th and France, in Edina, began in 2022 following the proposed redevelopment plan published in October of 2020. On site and listed in the 70th & France Environmental Assessment worksheet, multiple stormwater management infrastructure designs shall be constructed including: green roofs, pervious pavers, pixelated parking, and underground parking to reduce runoff and improve infiltration. Tree boxes or tree trenches may be implemented on-site.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
2 star - Action 6:

Improve smart-salting by reducing chloride use in winter maintenance and dust suppressants to prevent permanent surfacewater and groundwater pollution.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2017
Implementation details:
The City of Edina has reported a reduction in salt use by 30% since the year 2016. This reduction in salt was accomplished from improvements in many areas of City operations. Equipment has been upgraded as well, with the addition of a dedicated brining truck, and articulated plow blades that flex to better match the road surface. Practices also include pre-wetting to use the minimum amount of salt needed to keep roads safe. Also, Edina is a participant in the Low Salt No Salt Program and received an award in 2019 from the Salt Symposium.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
30% reduction in salt use since 2016. Required Smart Salting training for related City staff including plow drivers and park maintenance workers.
Descriptive File:
Smart Salting Program (MPCA), Low Salt No Salt Program, Salt Symposium
For more information contact:
Jessica Vanderwerff Wilson (City Staff) | jwilson@edinamn.gov | 952-826-0445

Parks and Trails {BP no.18}

3 star - Action 1:

Make improvements within your city's system of parks, offroad trails and open spaces.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 1965
Implementation details:
The City of Edina's Parks & Recreation Department has been regionally recognized in the State of Minnesota and the Midwest for having such premier parks, recreation areas and a trail system. With more than 40 municipal parks and over 1,500 acres of open greenspace Edina continues to maintain their avid recognition in the field of parks and recreation. Maintenance is ongoing, and park improvement projects are occurring yearly.
As of November 2022, Edina residents voted to instate a new local sales tax to fund $39.3 million dollars dedicated to new parks and recreation capital improvements, including Fred Richards Park and Braemar Park and Arena major developments and improvements.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
2 star - Action 2:

Plan and budget for a network of parks, green spaces, water features and trails for areas where new development is planned.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2022
Implementation details:
Edina voters approved a half-percent sales tax referendum in November 2022 for an overall $39.3 million investment in local parks. Of that, $17.7 million is designated for Fred Richards Park to fund the next phases of the master plan.
The new 43-acre park plans to include: 3 portions in whole, first the Central Green portion of the park (budget: $9.9 million) while include pickleball courts, basketball courts, a lawn games area, a stage/pavilion area, renovation of the Clubhouse, landscaping, turf and walkways, new parking and access via West 77th Street, lighting, signs and infrastructure. The Nature Bank portion of the park (budget: $1.9 million) shall include: Native vegetation restoration and establishment, trees and shrubs, play nodes, wildlife habitat structures, a boardwalk and trail, seating, signs and infrastructure. Additionally, the third portion of the park, the Great Lawn and Loop (budget: $5.9 million) shall include: a pedestrian bridge restoration and new trail, a 'great lawn area with high-quality drainage', a picnic pavilion, traditional and bike playgrounds, lighting, seating, signs and infrastructure.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
43 acres of parkland to be developed/landscaped for the City's Parks and Rec. Department, as was voted up and passed by Edina residents/voters in November 2022. The site which was previously known as Fred Richards Golf Course, will now be converted into park space and be named Fred Richards Park in 2023.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
3 star - Action 5:

Create park/city land management standards/practices that maximize at least one of the following:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
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Implementation details:
b)Organic or integrated pest management - Council considered the revised Turf Management Plan at the 2-21-12 EEC/Council Work Session. It was approved at the March 5, 2013 City Council meeting.
c)Sources of Non potable water for irrigation is Complete. City well #14 was taken out of service in approximately 2006 due to elevated Radium 226 levels. Well #14 was then repurposed to irrigate Braemar Golf Course.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
2 star - Action 6:

Certify at least one golf course in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.

Date action report first entered:
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Year action initially completed:
Implementation details:
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary certification is complete for the Braemar Golf Course as of 2004 and for the Fred Richards golf course as well. In 2009 the EEC recommended to the Park Board that city parks be certified as Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries as well.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Tom Swenson (City staff) | TSwenson@Ci.Edina.MN.US | 952-941-2443
1 star - Action 8:

Develop a program to involve community members in hands-on land restoration, invasive species management and stewardship projects.

Date action report first entered:
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Year action initially completed:
Implementation details:
Edina has community involvement in land restoration and stewardship in the form of community initiated buckthorn busts. When a group volunteers to remove buckthorn, the City Forester gives them a presentation on how to do it. The City provides the roundup and tools such as weed wrenches and hand saws. The City hauls the buckthorn to the city brush dump. From there the City of St Paul District Energy comes to chip it up and, for a low fee, haul it to St Paul to be burned for energy.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
Neighborhood groups
For more information contact:
Luther Overholt (City staff) | Loverholt@CI.Edina.MN.US | 952-826-0308

Surface Water {BP no.19}

1 star - Action 1:

Consistently monitor surface water quality/clarity and report findings to community members.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2012
Implementation details:
In partnership with our 2 watershed districts governing regions within City boundaries, the Nine-mile Creek Watershed District and Minnehaha Creek Watershed District provide and continuously document water quality and clarity monitoring data which is available to the public on each of the District's websites. Annual water monitoring reports are published each year and are made accessible to the public.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
Nine-mile Creek Watershed District, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
3 star - Action 2:

Conduct or support multi-party community conversations, assessments, plans and actions around improving local water quality and quantity.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 1993
Implementation details:
Edina's Local Water Management Plan, the Nine-mile Creek Watershed Management Plan, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed Management Plan and State Agencies all work together to verify consistent data, findings, goals and best practices to be applied to different jurisdictions. The City of Edina has worked in cooperation with these partners since the early nineties and shall continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Cooperation with our partners has helped the city release a new water resources management plan which includes related (water quality) assessments, planning strategies and details, goals, and policies that aim at effectively managing and improving local water quality.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
City Council officially amended the City of Edina's most up to date and comprehensive 'Water Resources Management Plan' (or Clean Water Plan) on December 20, 2022.
Notably, Section 03: Water Resources Management and Implementation Program, and Section 04: Policies for Water Resources Management, outline various new strategies that the City has decided upon to assist in meeting plan goals. Additionally, the current and updated policies relating to water and water quality in Edina, listed in Section 04 outline important policy rules and restrictions now effective in Edina--Dec. 2022 and thereafter.
Descriptive File:
Nine-mile Creek Watershed District, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, MN Department of Natural Resources, MN Pollution Control Agency.
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621

Efficient Water and Wastewater Systems {BP no.20}

1 star - Action 2:

Plan and budget for motor maintenance and upgrades to assure the most energy efficient, durable and appropriate equipment is available when upgrades or breakdowns occur.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2017
Implementation details:
Facilities have premium efficient motors (holding the highest efficiency rating possible) are coupled with variable frequency drives (VFDs) (which optimized both pump performance and electrical consumption) make up the City's current and backup water facility equipment.

For wastewater planning/resilience, all of the City's lift pumps have a backup pump incase of breakdowns, and additional backup pumps are also in municipal inventory for emergency use.

Other water and wastewater facilities planning/resilience measures include backup power generation via the City's several backup utility generators, in addition to portable generators for use as needed.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
Not rated - Action 3:

Establish an on-going budget and program for decreasing inflow and infiltration into sewer lines and losses in drinking water systems.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2018
Implementation details:
Edina's most recent Comprehensive Plan was adopted on August 18th, 2018. Included in the plan is an extensive water resources chapter (chapter 7), wherein it is stated that the Metropolitan Council on Environmental Services uses an EPA estimate that says as much as 80% of all I&I comes from private sources. In response to this, the plan includes policies for reducing I&I such as:
1) Eliminate points of inflow and infiltration to the system on public property, and require elimination of inflow and infiltration on private property,
2) Reduce potential for inflow and infiltration (I&I) in private systems during plan and permit review,
3) Enforce standards and inspections for private sewer line connections to the public sanitary sewer system,
4) Repair pipes immediately upon detection of a failure or critical defect, and
4) Maintain and enforce the following ordinances and new ones adopted that deal with the sanitary system.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
3 star - Action 4:

Optimize energy and chemical use at drinking water/wastewater facilities and decrease chloride in wastewater discharges.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2017
Implementation details:
Chemical use was optimized in 2016-2017 to decrease the use of chlorine solely in the disinfection process of Edina's drinking water by transitioning from chlorine to chloramine in the disinfection process and treatment of municipal drinking water. Chloramination has been shown to be the most cost-effective approach to reduce regulated DBPs as advised by the EPA. Through chloramination, the overall energy demand and cost-effectiveness associated with drinking water treatment is and has been reduced in Edina.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Dropped associated energy usage by 30-40% (by less pumping being required) and is a more cost-effective treatment method.
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
2 star - Action 7:

Create a demand-side pricing program to reduce demands on water and wastewater systems.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2008
Implementation details:
Water utility fees for sanitary sewer service is comprised of consumption-based fees--where the amount of water used, may alter the cost of monthly fees. This is consistent with demand-side pricing for water utility, which has been shown to work as an incentive to residential water conservation. Additionally, water utility in Edina allows water users to view their water use history, and see how usage compares to other similar entities.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621

Sustainable Consumption and Waste {BP no.22}

2 star - Action 2:

Address concerns over consumer products and packaging through encouragement/implementation of one or more of:

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed:
Implementation details:
A 15% municipal waste reduction goal is sought. To determine how effective Edina's waste reduction strategies are and to establish a baseline, City Council updated city code 1300 on 11-15-11 to require all licensed haulers to report quarterly the pounds of waste being removed from Edina. Edina will begin to have an estimate of its baseline waste in April 2012, when the first waste reports become available. Municipal waste reduction strategies include:
1) Establishing a Recycling Bin Task Force in February 2012, which recommended recycling bins in all major parks (these were provided in Lewis Pk and Pamela Pk as well as scattered areas of Braemar Pk prior to the task force)
2) Complete - Reduce municipal paper use & junk mail by the City Recycling coordinator requesting that the City address be removed from mailing lists
3) The City began organics recycling at some facilities in 2012. Effective 1-1-13 organics recycling will be included in the municipal facility solid waste and recycling contract
4) Implement a facility-wide policy to reduce the use of bottled water. The City Purchasing Policy discourages the use of bottled water.
5) Implement facility-wide policy on using compostable table ware once the new municipal facility contract including organics is implemented on 1-1-2013.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Solvei Wilmot (City staff) | SWilmot@ci.Edina.MN.US | 952-826-0463
1 star - Action 5:

Arrange for a residential and/or business/institutional source-separated organics collection/management program.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 2011
Implementation details:
Of Edina's 6 residential haulers, one residential hauler, co-collects organics with yard waste. Although this step is complete, the goal is to have all waste haulers provide an organics option.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Descriptive File:
For more information contact:
Twila Singh (City Staff) | TSingh@EdinaMN.gov | 952-826-1657
2 star - Action 6:

Improve recycling services and expand to multi-unit housing and commercial businesses.

Date action report first entered:
Date of last report update:
Year action initially completed: 1989
Implementation details:
Edina has had an organized, mandatory city-wide residential recycling program since 1989. Collection of recyclables from multi-unit residential buildings of 8 units or less is mandatory and is offered for the same cost as single family households.

In March of 2019, an organics recycling program was approved for the City of Edina. In November 2019, Edina's City Council adopted an ordinance to include organics collection service rates and charges and in February 2020, the City hired its first Organics Recycling Coordinator.

In June of 2020, our organics recycling program introduced curbside pick-up as an option to homeowners and landlords. In 2023, the City plans to continue expanding the program with the hope of increasing participation among multi-family residents. Currently, multiple drop-sites are present around the city and made available to residents (free of cost), including those in multi-family housing and those who have not opted for curbside pick-up services.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Since the organics recycling program's launch in June of 2020, more than 2,939.68 tons of waste has been diverted from landfills (Dec. 2022).
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For more information contact:
Twila Singh (City Staff) | TSingh@EdinaMN.gov | 952-826-1657

Local Air Quality {BP no.23}

1 star - Action 1:

Replace small internal combustion engine lawn and garden equipment (e.g. lawnmowers, weed whips, etc.) with lower polluting equipment.

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Complete: In an effort to educate the public on the dangers of wood smoke and to set an example to the community, at the Nov.15, 2011 Edina City Council meeting, Council agreed to convert the two indoor wood burning fireplaces in the Centrum of the Hughes Pavilion, to gas. This generated much educational publicity in the Edina Sun Current, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and local Blogs. The conversion was complete in time for the winter 2011/12 season. The payback period for converting to gas was documented to be 7 years.
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For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
2 star - Action 2:

Reduce residential burning of wood and yard waste and eliminate ‘backyard’ trash burning.

Date action report first entered:
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Year action initially completed: 2007
Implementation details:
As part of Edina's city code and Ordinance 605, recreational fires (residential bonfires) must have a permit and comply to the following requirements:
- Wood to be burned must be clean and produce little detectable smoke or odor. Use only split and dry fireplace wood, minimum 1 inch in diameter. No treated wood, construction materials or yard waste (leaves, grass, twigs, etc.) may be burned.
- Oils, combustible and flammable liquids, rubber, plastics, chemically treated materials, construction materials, hazardous waste and rubbish/trash shall not be burned or used as starting material.
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For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
1 star - Action 3:

Decrease air emissions from vehicle idling, gasoline filling stations, business trucking, and pollutants/noise from stationary engines/back-up generators.

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The Energy and Environment Commission has installed signs around school drop off and pick up areas and encouraged a ‘no idling’ education effort.

The City provides local air quality and electric vehicle education on its website in partnership with a MPCA local air quality grant.
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2 star - Action 5:

Install, assist with and promote publicly available EV charging stations or public fueling stations for alternative fuel vehicles. 

Date action report first entered:
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Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
Increased the number of public EV charging points (installed) within the City. Locations with EV charging spots now include the Edina City Hall, Public Works, and 2 of the 3 Edina Liquor Stores.
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For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621

Resilient Economic & Community Development Resilient Economic and Community Development

Benchmarks and Community Engagement {BP no.24}

3 star - Action 1:

Inclusive and Coordinated Decision-Making: Use a city commission or committee to lead, coordinate, report to and engage community members on the identification and equitable implementation of sustainability best practices.

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Implementation details:
Complete: As a member of ICLEI, the City of Edina completed Milestone 1 using ICLEI's CACP software for the year 2007: A baseline inventory of carbon emissions generated by city operations, such as buildings, water pumps, city fleet, etc. was collected. Aggregate data were also collected for city-wide residential, commercial and industrial emissions. For 2008 all municipal sectors were entered into the CACP software except for water. For 2009, B3 data was entered for the 10 largest municipal buildings. The B3 data is complete for all buildings for 2010 and 2011 through June. Green Step City progress is reported to the community at the annual January meeting of the Energy & Environment Commission, which is televised on Edina Cable Ch 16. Each selected Best Practice in Edina's Green Step Cities program is reported on as well as each action within that best practice.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
The results from the carbon emission inventory were used in a pilot project with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and published on their website in 2009-2010 (www.cdproject.net). Note that the 2010 results are published in the 2011 report. Edina also participates in the Regional Indicators Project for which its data is complete for 2008-2010. Each January EEC meeting is televised and includes a status report to the community on each Best Practice in the Green Step Cities Program. This was held on 1-12-12 and televised on cable Ch 16 and is available to the public to download.
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1 star - Action 2:

Communicating Progress on Goals: Organize goals/outcome measures from all city plans (social, environmental, economic) and report to community members data that show progress toward meeting these goals.

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Complete: Each January EEC meeting is televised and includes a status report to the community on each Best Practice in the Green Step Cities Program. This was held on 1-12-12 and televised on cable Ch 16 and is available to the public to download. Rick Carter presented the Regional Indicator's Project where Edina's indicators (energy usage, recycling lbs/HH, transportation, cycling, water usage) were compared with Vadnais Hts and St. Louis Park. Drinking water indicators are annually reported to the community in the About Town publication.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
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For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
2 star - Action 3:

Measuring Outcomes: Engage community members and partners in identifying, measuring, and reporting progress on key sustainability and social indicators/ including energy use/greenhouse gas emissions, social vitality/social inclusion outcome measures.

Date action report first entered:
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Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
Community engagement metrics tracking including the City of Edina's community greenhouse gas inventory, climate vulnerability assessment, ground cover survey and sequestration study (tree canopy survey), and solar renewables potential study. Some studies are ongoing and will be updated as new annual data is received.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
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For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
1 star - Action 4:

Public Education for Action: Conduct or support a broad sustainability education and action campaign, building on existing community relationships, networks & events involving:

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Implementation details:
The City of Edina continuously engages members of the public through various activities organized by the Education and Outreach Working Group of the EEC. The EEC works with energy utilities to organize energy audits for residents. Working with a task force of EEC members, representatives from Xcel Energy, Centerpoint Energy and the Center for Energy and the Environment (MN Energy Challenge staff) attention was focused on two Edina neighborhoods for Summer and Fall of 2010 to promote the HES (Home Energy Squad) Program. The Morningside Neighborhood Association (MNA) assisted efforts to mobilize residents to attend HES educational meetings to enroll households in participating in the HES program in the Summer of 2010. In the Fall of 2010 focused on the Highlands Neighborhood of Edina. Summer 2010 awareness was raised about the HES program.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Edina has one of the highest participation rates in HES in the metro.
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1 star - Action 5:

Planning with a Purpose: Conduct a community visioning and planning initiative that engages a diverse set of community members & stakeholders and uses a sustainability, resilience, or environmental justice framework such as:

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Floating Best Practice - The City of Edina participated in a Natural Step workshop for City staff, City Council, City Commissioners and residents at large on July 27, 2009 and Aug. 6, 2009. Thereafter various City Commissioners, residents and City Council members attend the quarterly workshops sponsored by the Sustainability Alliance.
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2 star - Action 6:

Engaging the Next Generation: Engage wide representation of community youth and college students by creating opportunities to participate in city government (including commissions).

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Year action initially completed: 2020
Implementation details:
As part of our Energy and Environment Commission (EEC), representatives from Edina High School play an active role in the commission serving as our student commissioners.
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For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621

Green Business Development {BP no.25}

1 star - Action 2:

Create or participate in a marketing/outreach program to connect businesses with assistance providers, including utilities, who provide personalized energy, waste or sustainability audits and assistance.

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Implementation details:
A recycling and Solid Waste Working Group member of the EEC developed a Powerpoint program entitled "Easy Office Recycling", which was presented at a local Rotary meeting. MPCA is offering assistance to 10 businesses in the form of providing sample contracts (see http://www.pca.state.mn.us/oea/p2/rmprograms.cfm) for hauling to assist commercial businesses to modify existing contracts, or create new resource management contracts with waste haulers to manage recyclables, compostibles and hazardous materials. The RSW WG will work with local trade associations and give educational presentations on recycling as well as aiding them with the Easy Office Recycling program. Trade associations include the Edina Chamber of Commerce. The EnergySmart program sponsored by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce will be used to get Edina businesses to focus on energy efficiency.
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For more information contact:
Solvei Wilmot (City staff) | SWilmot@ci.Edina.MN.US | 952-826-0463
1 star - Action 4:

Strengthen value-added businesses utilizing local "waste" material.

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Complete: St. Paul District Energy picks up and chips the wood from the Edina brush dump at Braemar and hauls it to St. Paul District Energy plant at a cost to Edina far less than hauling the brush to a brush dump in Hastings, as was previously done. The chips are used to fuel St. Pauls District Energy plant. The brush in the city brush dump comes from municipal waste as well as including residential buckthorn, which residents are allowed to bring during the last two weekends of October. Residents must show an ID and can only come during approved hours.
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For more information contact:
Luther Overholt (City staff) | Loverholt@CI.Edina.MN.US | 952-826-0308
1 star - Action 6:

Promote green businesses that are recognized under a local, regional or national program.

Date action report first entered:
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Year action initially completed: 2021
Implementation details:
The City of Edina's Green Business Recognition Program (GBRP) celebrates green and sustainable actions promoted by local business.

As part of the program, businesses can earn points for taking green actions within their daily operations in the areas of solid waste, recycling, purchasing, energy use, landscaping and water conservation, transportation and more. Businesses can earn recognition as a gold, silver or bronze Green Business.
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For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621

Renewable Energy {BP no.26}

Not rated - Action 1:

Adopt wind energy and/or biomass ordinances that allow, enable, or encourage appropriate renewable energy installations.

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Implementation details:
A Solar/Wind Ordinance Task Force was formed with a first draft created as of January 2012. Work was not completed.
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For more information contact:
Cary Teague (City Staff) | Cteague@edinamn.gov | (952) 826-0460
2 star - Action 2:

Promote resident/business purchases and/or generation of clean energy by:

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Year action initially completed: 2022
Implementation details:
The city hosted a community-wide campaign called the 'Edina Solar Power Hour Event Series' to help promote solar energy as an alternative, renewable source for businesses and residents to purchase or generate energy via solar. All community members having interest in solar were encouraged to attend the events to learn more about a group-buy campaign.

The event series was held in cooperation by the City of Edina and Grow Solar - Twin Cities, which is a program aimed at making solar energy both more affordable to residents, and easily accessible.

Through this event series, attendees were able to learn about the basics of solar, its financial benefits and the Grow Solar program. Following the conclusion of each session, property owners were given the opportunity to schedule a no-obligation site assessment and cost estimate, for free!
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
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Grow Solar
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
3 star - Action 3:

Promote financing and incentive programs, such as PACE, for clean energy:

Date action report first entered:
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Year action initially completed: 2011
Implementation details:
Adopted commercial PACE financing in 2011 - First in Minnesota to do so.

The City of Edina’s Community Climate Action Fund is a cost share program where the City reimburses residents and businesses for some of the costs of clean energy, including for the adoption of energy-efficient building improvements, and for the installation of rooftop solar.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Federal and municipal financial incentives for the installation of solar. Utility rebates for property owners of residential, commercial, multi-family, or industrial (private) properties for energy-efficient building improvements.
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MNSEIA, MN Dept. of Commerce, Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), U.S. Department of Energy, MN Chamber of Commerce, Xcel Energy, CenterPoint Energy
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
2 star - Action 4:

Support a community solar garden or help community members participate in a community solar project by:

Date action report first entered:
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Year action initially completed: 2018
Implementation details:
Edina's community solar garden opened to city residents in 2018. Within the first couple of months, the maximum amount of subscriptions had been reached. This led to the creation of a waiting-list comprised of dozens of interested residents, in case of a loss of a significant number of subscribers. As of 2022, the community solar garden continues to be utilized by its maximum number of subscriptions.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
In 2021, the CSG had a total of 76 subscribers and produced over 761,461 kWh of energy. This is equal to taking 71 gasoline-powered cars off the road. Subscribers also receive a bill credit which totaled $120,168 in 2021.
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Cooperative Energy Futures, Impact Power Solutions, MN Interfaith Power and Light, and Xcel Energy.
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
1 star - Action 5:

Install a public sector/municipally-owned renewable energy technology, such as solar electric (PV), wind, biomass, solar hot water/air, or micro-hydro.

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Implementation details:
The city of Edina received a 2011 grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) The grant was used to install a 24 KW photovoltaic solar system on City Hall. The project was approved at the 10-4-11 City Council meeting and was installed by 1-1-12. The solar panels save approximately $1,300/yr on energy costs.
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3 star - Action 7:

Become a solar-ready community, including adopting ordinance/zoning language and an expedited permit process for residents and businesses to install solar energy systems.

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Year action initially completed: 2018
Implementation details:
The City of Edina is a SolSmart GOLD Community. With this title the City maintains its designation by ensuring solar permits are to be turned around in no more than 3 business days, providing an online scheduling inspection platform, and by building a community solar garden located on the rood of Edina's public works building. These actions have contributed to help drive the renewable energy scene and its efforts in the Twin Cities, and assist local residents in attaining clean, green and smart-sourced energy at an affordable price.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
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SolSmart
For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621

Local Food {BP no.27}

2 star - Action 2:

Facilitate creation of home/community gardens, chicken & bee keeping, and incorporation of food growing areas/access in multifamily and residential developments.

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Year action initially completed: 2015
Implementation details:
The Apiary ordinance #2015.02 published 4-2-15 establishes a registration requirement for any person keeping honey bees in the City. In addition, the ordinance establishes regulations relating to where honey bees can be kept, how many can be kept, notification of abutting property owners, equipment and maintenance regulations, and other regulations relating to the keeping of honey bees. The Fowl ordinance #2015.05 published 4-2-15 permits the keeping of up to 4 female chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus).
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For more information contact:
Grace Hancock (City Staff) | ghancock@edinamn.gov | (952)826-1621
2 star - Action 3:

Create, assist with and promote local food production/distribution within the city:

Date action report first entered:
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Year action initially completed: 2013
Implementation details:
Edina hosts a Farmer's Market in Centennial Lakes Park from mid July through Sept. The City staff person responsible for coordinating the Farmer's market is Tom Shirley. The city began a Community Garden with 50 plots at Yorktown Park in May 2013. The City staff person who coordinates the community garden is Kristen Aarsvold. Both the Farmer's Market and Community Garden have collection boxes for the VEAP food shelf.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
11 of the 30 vendors are produce vendors.
Attendance averages over 1,000 people per market.
Last year, 1,445 pounds of food was donated to VEAP foodshelf.
Descriptive File:
VEAP
For more information contact:
Perry Vetter (City Staff) | pvetter@edinamn.gov | 952-826-0430