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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

What's the point in filling your home with cool or warm air, only to have it disappear? Invest in high quality insulation to help keep temperature-controlled air where it belongs.

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Install carbon monoxide detectors and annually hire a qualified contractor to inspect your home for proper ventilation.

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