Posts Categorized: Energy Modeling


Plant Growth Research Facility

Located on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, the Plant Growth Research Facility includes a headhouse working area, greenhouses, classrooms, containment greenhouses, and controlled environment growth chambers. Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) provided mechanical, electrical, fire protection, plumbing, technology systems and energy modeling services for the mechanical and electrical infrastructure serving the new greenhouse. The

Land O’ Lakes Headquarters

As member of the Fortune 500 list, Land O’Lakes is a member-owned agricultural cooperative based in Arden Hills, Minnesota; focusing on the dairy industry. Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) provided full MEPF engineering services for their new headquarters building that would be connected to their existing headquarters. With a LEED Platinum certification, the MEP systems are designed to be 45 percent more energy efficient that ASHRAE performance standards.

Wells Fargo Downtown East

The Wells Fargo Downtown East complex is a mixed-use development near the US Bank Stadium, redefining the East Town neighborhood. This development encompassed the Wells Fargo Downtown East Campus which includes 1.2 Million square feet of office space in two 17-story towers. Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) provided design-assist MEP engineering services for this project through

Discovery Square

This project was born out of the implementation of the Destination Medical Center (DMC) Development Plan. This plan is a collaboration between the City of Rochester, Olmsted County, the state of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, and private investors that will re-invent the city of Rochester and Mayo Clinic over the next 20 years. At the heart

Bell Museum

The new Bell Museum of Natural History, located at University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus, is a true place of discovery. Visitors are able to spend their time exploring the 120-seat state-of-the-art Planetarium, getting lost in the world renown wildlife dioramas, visiting the multi-sensory Touch and See Lab or observing from the second-floor green roof.

MSP: Terminal 1

Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) has been providing engineering design services to MSP Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, lighting, telecommunications and building automation systems. Our involvement at Terminal 1 began when the terminal’s complexity and variety of engineered systems began to challenge the MAC’s day-to-day operations. An 11,000-ton chiller plant and

MSP: Terminal 2

Terminal 2 infrastructure was completely designed by Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) and built in 1997 with opportunities of expansion planned for the future. All mechanical and electrical systems are modern and efficient, and the configuration has accommodated TSA and the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Energy Conservation Program without significant changes to the building or its

Confidential Project A

This critical data center involved a consolidation of four distributed data rooms across a large campus into one Greenfield data center. This facility is designed to Tier 3 standards with 2N power distribution providing almost 350 kW of IT power.  Cooling to the site is provided by two 150 ton chillers operating in a 2N

Confidential Project C

Built in phases, this Tier 3 designed project includes a quad redundant electrical system supported by four generators with separate utility feeds. The quad redundancy supports continuous cooling and stays quad redundant down to the cabinet level to provide the building with flexibility and limits the stranded power.  IT floor design is averaged at 300

Confidential Project D

This large financial data center was fully designed and never built due to company mergers. The building consisted of two data room floors of almost 40,000 square feet each.  The mechanical and electrical systems are designed to Tier 4 redundancy.  Electrically, a tri-redundant system is supported by seven 2.5 MW generators with an ultimate build