Rental Energy Upgrade Program (REUP)

Ecolibrium3, ComfortSystems, and Minnesota Power have partnered to introduce a limited-time energy-efficiency program designed specifically for 2-4 unit rental properties with income-qualified tenants. We work with landlords and building owners to make their rental properties more comfortable, more affordable, and more energy efficient!

How it Benefits Landlords and Tenants:

  • Upgrade mechanical systems to split forced-air natural gas furnaces, following Minnesota Mechanical and Fuel Gas Code
  • Reduce the property’s utility bills
  • Increase tenant comfort
  • Educate renters on current energy usage and energy saving behavior

How it Works:

  1. Contact Ecolibrium3 to apply
  2. If your property qualifies, you will receive:
    • A FREE Advanced Home Energy Audit to assess your property’s energy use and determine improvements that could be made
    • FREE air sealing and weatherization
    • A matching grant of up to 50% of the total project cost to upgrade mechanical systems and/or install professional insulation

Grant Amounts:

UpgradeMaximum Matching Grant
Split HVAC – Duplex $5,000
Split HVAC – Triplex $7,500
Split HVAC – Fourplex $10,000
Insulation $1,000

Tenant Income Guidelines:

Household SizeGross Annual Income
1 $40,550
2 $46,350
3 $52,150
4 $57,900
5 $62,550
6 $67,200

Rental Energy Upgrade Request

Please fill out this form or contact us at 218-336-1038 to get started.