|Xcel Energy Funding|
|Integrated Design Service||$30,000-$50,000|
|Projected Energy Savings (based on ASHRAE 90.1-1989 Standards)|
|Estimated Annual Energy Cost Savings||$142,352|
|Annual Energy Savings||2,198,538 kWh|
|% Energy Demand Savings||34%|
Blue Earth County approached to participate in the EDA program.
In an effort to address to a growing need for jail space, court security and a more streamlined criminal justice system, Blue Earth County elected to build a new facility in Mankato, Minn. With a strong history of leadership in environmental initiatives, Blue Earth County approached Xcel Energy early in the process to help ensure their new facility would be built efficiently while maintaining a commitment to preserving and protecting environmental resources.
Completed in 2009, the Blue Earth County Justice Center has been lauded for its efficiency. The building received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification in 2009 from the United States Green Building Council, making it the first public LEED certified green building in south-central Minnesota, and one of the first jails in the nation to receive the recognition.
Following is a sample of energy saving opportunities identified with the help of our Energy Design Assistance program and completed for this project:
Contact your Xcel Energy account manager or our Business Solutions Center at 1-800-481-4700 about our Energy Design Assistance program.
Owner: Blue Earth County
Architect: Paulson Architects & Klein McCarthy Architects
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Engineering Design Initiatives
General Contractor: CAM Construction
LEED Consultant: EcoDEEP
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