Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) continues to lead the industry by providing our clients with sustainable solutions for environmentally sensitive building system designs.  To MCE, a ‘healthy’ building design is of the utmost importance for a safe, comfortable and environmentally conscious building. Significant areas of consideration in building design for a sustainable building are indoor air quality, energy conservation, and energy efficiency. These key projects and strategies have been paramount at MCE even before sustainable and green design achieved its current popularity.

Photo Reference: St. Jude Medical

LEED Accredited


Michaud Cooley Erickson has 42 LEED accredited professionals, qualified to lead a team in attaining energy and environmental design goals. Our passion for sustainability has been supported by our successful design and completion of 29 LEED Certified projects, including projects located in California and Arizona.


The B3 and SB2030 programs are a Minnesota based program to evaluate and monitor the sustainability goals on state-funded projects in Minnesota. The program is structured to evaluate new construction, as well as renovated and remodeled buildings. Every phase is considered from pre-construction design through Post Occupancy Evaluations (POE). Michaud Cooley Erickson has experience participating in these programs and has successfully completed several projects.


The EnergyStar building certification process is built on a long-term commitment to sustainability. Once a team and responsibilities are established, the rewarding efforts can begin. The team must establish goals and develop an action plan. The next phase is implementation to allow the building to operate using 35 percent less energy on average. Michaud Cooley Erickson has partnered with eight companies to create EnergyStar certified facilities. Together, we have had our achievements recognized for sustainable designs on a variety of project types.

View EnergyStar Projects

Xcel Energy Programs

Michaud Cooley Erickson has completed over 50 Energy Design Assistance projects through Xcel Energy for a variety of clients. MCE is also listed by Xcel Energy as an approved provider of the 'Xcel Data Center Energy Efficiency Program.' This program provides an assessment of the facility infrastructure along with IT equipment energy efficiencies. Both the EDA and Data Center Efficiency programs provide plans to improve energy efficiency and develop financial incentives from Xcel Energy.

Featured Sustainable Project