MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA | University of Minnesota
Xcel Energy Programs
The six-story 17th Avenue Residence Hall includes 311 student rooms. Each floor features shared semi-private restrooms with showers, three community lounges, study space and a floor-lounge for large group gatherings. The main level includes a dining facility, classroom space, a technology center and a student lounge. The basement features laundry facilities, music practice rooms, a game room and a community kitchen.
The University required the implementation of best practices in sustainable building design. To meet those demands Michaud Cooley Erickson employed several energy saving mechanical and electrical systems, including a variable rate exhaust system for each kitchen hood, make-up air energy recovery units, a rainwater reclamation system, daylight lighting controls, occupancy sensors and LED lighting in several areas.
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