Customer Support

Rice Building Systems, Inc. Energy Design Assistance Project

Project Snapshot

Xcel Energy Funding
Integrated Design Services ~$30,000
Incentives ~$7,500
Total Funding ~$37,500

 

Projected Energy Savings

Estimated Annual Energy Cost Savings $6,119
Annual Energy Savings 39,188 kWh
Annual Heat Energy Savings 243 mmbtu
Square Footage 20,375
% Energy Demand Savings 39%
Certifications Achieved LEED (in process)

Project Overview:

Rice Building Systems, Inc. has been a family-owned business for three generations. As a design/build construction company, the company holds itself to a high level of quality with a goal of providing cost-effective design and construction solutions that perform and endure over time.

With this goal in mind, the company built their new corporate offices in Sauk Rapids, Minn., to showcase their commitment to performance.

Completed in 2010, the new corporate headquarters is a single story office building and warehouse. Unlike traditional office complexes, this building used the LEED NC guidelines as their base of comparison, focusing on significant energy savings, among other sustainable goals.

Following is a sample of energy saving opportunities identified and completed for this project with the help of our Energy Design Assistance program:

  • Heat Recovery
  • High-efficient heating and cooling equipment
  • High-performance windows and glazing
  • Lower watts per square foot lighting design

Contact your Xcel Energy account manager or an Energy Efficiency Specialist at 1-800-481-4700 about our Energy Design Assistance program.

Energy Saving Tip

Set your hot water heater to no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This isn't just energy smart—it's also safer, since it reduces the likelihood of accidental burns.

contact_GRAY@2x.png

Gas Meter Safety

Keep your natural gas meter dry and clear of snow and ice at all times to avoid the potential for dangerous indoor natural gas buildup.

Xcel Energy MaritzCX

We'd welcome your feedback!

Thank you for visiting Xcel Energy. You have been selected to participate in a brief customer satisfaction survey to let us know how we can improve your experience.

The survey is designed to measure your entire experience, so please look for it at the conclusion of your visit

This survey is conducted by an independent company MaritzCX, on behalf of the site you are visiting.

Privacy Policy