Energy & Enviroment

The Energy & Environment Committee provides technical insight, issue research, and education to the Saint Paul BOMA membership in the following areas: energy consumption, indoor air quality, water quality, waste/recycling, and transit/transportation.

The members serving on the committee represent building owners, managers, and vendors.  Current vendor members have backgrounds in energy (lighting, utility, engineering, energy auditing) and waste/recycling.  The committee has made great efforts over the past year to develop useful resources for BOMA members regarding the committee topics, researching pressing energy and environment matters, and hosting expert speakers on relevant topics.

All BOMA members with interest in any of the primary subject matters are welcome to join the Energy & Environment Committee.  For more information about this committee or how to become involved, contact Nina Axelson at o r 651-297-8955.


Assessing Water Reuse Opportunities

The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP), in partnership with a group of water-related agencies and authorities in Minnesota, is assessing water reuse opportunities via a survey.

The purpose of this survey is to gather information to estimate the number of reuse applications already taking place in Minnesota, to gauge the level of interest in future applications, and to identify any barriers and gaps in knowledge and resources needed to implement reuse. Specifically, we are interested in your views of water reuse within your professional role. We hope you take the time to answer the survey, as your answers will help shape a better understanding of how to develop a framework for the safe and successful implementation of water reuse in Minnesota.

Please take a few moments to complete this brief survey to provide us with additional information. This survey should not take more than 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Organization names and contact information gathered in this survey will be used only to contact you if you state we may do so. This survey enables you to start taking it and return to it later if you wish. However, once you have completed the survey and submitted your responses, you will be unable to make changes to your responses.
The results of this survey will be summarized in a report available in late 2015.

More information on example water reuse applications is found in this link:

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Contact MnTAP for More Information

For more information about this water reuse survey, please contact the MnTAP project lead Mick Jost at 612.624.4694 or via email: at

MnTAP is a non-regulatory program in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota and is funded by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

The Water Reuse Interagency Workgroup was formed to coordinate water reuse efforts across Minnesota, to develop consistent messages regarding reuse applications, and to provide information to agency management for building an efficient and understandable regulatory and implementation framework that benefits resources and protects public health.