Minneapolis LEED Buildings: Commercial Properties

Part of a series that looks at Minneapolis and our approach to sustainable design, climate change and energy efficiency

Minneapolis LEED Buildings might not be as extensive as Portland, Oregon (the general comparison MPLS Green is making in this series), but we do have pioneers.

Of 154 LEED-oriented commercial and residential projects in Minneapolis overall, 76 have completed the certification process. The first were commercial interior projects:

  • mechanical and electrical engineering firm Dunham Associates (50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1100), which got silver-certified status in November 2007, largely for using innovation to reduce water usage by 30% and optimize energy efficiency;
  • and litigation attorneys Bowman & Brooke LLP (150 Fifth Street, Suite 3000), certified in December 2007, largely for re-use and recycling of materials and improvement of indoor air quality.

Three LEED commercial projects in Minneapolis have completed certification process thus far in 2015.

  • Room and Board Central Campus, which is gold-certified for its renovation of an existing building (72 of 110 points), especially for its energy and atmosphere improvements using smart materials. (June 2015)
  • Washburn Center for Children (2430 Nicollet Ave), which is gold certified for new construction (62/110 points), with its strongly sustainable site focused on indoor air quality. (June 2015)
  • CMA Office Relocation (800 Washington Ave N.), which became certified for commercial interior improvements (40/110) by scoring well on development density and communication connectivity, with improvements in water use reduction. (April 2015)

See also the MPLS Green article about LEED Housing.

Here is the list of LEED-certified commercial buildings in Minneapolis thus far.

New Construction

Existing Buildings

Core and Shell

Commercial Interiors


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