Combining three Minnesota Energy Resources facilities into one service center in northwest Rochester, improves energy efficiency, environmentally friendliness, and reduces operating costs. The company previously reached agreement to sell its downtown office building to the City of Rochester on January 1, 2009. The leases for the warehouse and Kasson building were not renewed.
The service center facility has a 10,100 square foot state-of-the-art office and a 7,500 square foot warehouse on the northwest side of the city of Rochester on Technology Drive. The project costs about $2.5 million.
This building allowed for the combination of the company's Rochester office, warehouse, and Kasson work center into one building, resulting in improved efficiency and reduced operating costs. It was completed on December 2008.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to assess the environmental sustainability of building designs. LEED is a point-based rating system; points are earned for building attributes considered environmentally beneficial. A building design can be certified to one of four levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Certified. Minnesota Energy Resources will be striving for a silver certification. This building will be one of the first LEED Certified building's in Rochester.