First LEED-Silver certified building in Minneapolis
May 26, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Ameriprise Financial Center has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first building in the City of Minneapolis to receive the honor, according to the Midwest Real Estate News.
The Ameriprise Financial Center previously received the Energy Star award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2007 and 2008, the story stated.
Kathy Stalwick, vice president of enterprise real estate at Ameriprise Financial, said: "Ensuring that our buildings operate at maximum efficiency is the right thing to do for our business and for the environment. Pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) certification underscores our dedication to implementing continuous sustainability measures and achieving minimal environmental impact from both of our Minneapolis buildings."
Ameriprise Financial worked in conjunction with CB Richard Ellis facility managers to perform a comprehensive review of all building operations, the story noted
The review focused on energy reducing functions, environmental sustainability and green cleaning practices, the story added.
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