Elbow Lake, MINNESOTA
Project TagsElectrical Engineering
Fire Alarm Design
Built in 1905, the Grant County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The heating and cooling systems of the building had inefficiencies and needed improvements. With grant funds, it was determined that the windows and roof needed to be replaced, a geothermal ground-source HVAC system was to be installed and fire protection and electrical upgrades were needed in addition to interior restoration efforts.
Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) was brought in to engineer the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems. Included in this design was a geothermal heating and cooling system which uses energy exchange between the air within the building and the ground. MCE was also involved in the lighting design and interior restoration of the building.