University of Minnesota building

University of Minnesota | Bell Museum

Exceeding B3 energy reduction requirements.

Facts & Stats



University of Minnesota


Market Type

Higher Education

Two diamonds

Square Footage

81,430 SF



St. Paul, Minnesota


Completion Date



Global Impact Stat

81% Projected energy savings

We provided full mechanical and electrical services for this project. The project exceeded the required State of Minnesota B3 energy reduction requirements of 70% due to our energy modeling efforts. This allowed the team to evaluate site criteria, building orientation, daylighting and mechanical systems to make informed decisions throughout the design process. Combining a 60%+ reduction in mechanical systems energy with LED lighting, high-tech glass, 2% from photovoltaic (PV) and 6% from wind, the energy savings for the project are 81%.

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