Crescent Ridge Corporate Center I
Project Overview: Crescent Ridge Corporate Center I in Minnetonka, MN, achieved a first for Minnesota when it received LEED-EB Gold certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings) for being the first multi-tenant building in the State to become LEED-EB certified.
The Crescent Ridge Corporate Center I Building, built in 1999, is a 265,489 square foot multi-tenant office building located in Minnetonka, MN, a suburb of the Twin Cities. The building was managed by Opus Northwest Management at the time of LEED-EB Gold certification. Building upgrades included the purchase and installation of alternative parking signs and bike racks, lighting modifications and a light meter purchase to decrease light pollution on-site, new humidity sensors, and implemented recommendations based on a full building IR Scan. The building was awarded LEED-EBv2.0 Gold Certification in February of 2009.
Key Project Information
Project Title: Opus Crescent Ridge Corporate Center
Project Location: Minnetonka, MN
Building Type: Multi-Tenant Office Building
Building Size: 265,489 Sq. Ft.
Initial Implementation Hard Costs: $9,087
Annual Net Savings: Not calculated
LEED Status: LEED for Existing Buildings –Gold
“The project has a storm water management system in place that mitigates an estimated 99% of stormwater run-off. The stormwater collection system consists of sloped surfaces to collection points consisting of drains (with manhole covers) and underground piping that runs from the parking ramp, lot, and other surface areas, around the perimeter of the building to a retention pond behind the building."
To minimize negative environmental effects, maximize the building’s operational performance and achieve long-term cost savings, sustainable practices drive Crescent Ridge’s building operations. These practices include:
- Green cleaning and sustainable purchasing programs in the building
- Construction waste reduction and recycling
- Alternative transportation and commuting programs
- Low mercury content per lumen hours light bulb purchases
- Reducing indoor water use by 33 percent over basic LEED requirements
- Achievement of an Energy Star rating of 91, which correlates to a 50 percent reduction in emissions compared to the average building
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