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Project Details

Location:  Savage, Minnesota
Square Footage:  5,400
Construction Cost:  $2.1 million
Completed:  2009

Project Description

engineering design initiative was commissioned to provide the mechanical, electrical and telecommunications design for a new environmental learning center. The facility achieved LEED Gold Certification and exceeds the energy code by 56%. Notable building features include:

  • Ground Source Heat Exchanger (30 – 180-foot geothermal wells)
  • Water-to-Air Heat Pumps
  • Passive Solar Heating
  • Daylight Harvesting
  • High Efficiency Lighting
  • Advanced Lighting Controls
  • Use of non-CFC Refrigerants
  • Occupancy Sensors for Lighting and HVAC Control
  • Energy Recovery from Exhaust Air
  • Web based Building Automation Controls
  • Tulikivi Wood Stove for Supplemental Heating