At Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE), we are committed to the challenge of designing sustainable buildings to promote the best interests of project stakeholders and the environment.

We continue to lead the industry with qualified, innovative professionals dedicated to producing sustainable, efficient building designs. Our extensively credentialed engineering staff, energy modeling capabilities and sustainable project experience make us an excellent partner in the design process. We thrive in technically challenging situations and enjoy finding creative solutions to meet the growing needs of sustainability focused project stakeholders.

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LEED Accredited


Michaud Cooley Erickson has over 30 LEED accredited professionals qualified to lead teams in achieving energy and environmental design goals. To date, over 30 of MCE’s projects have attained LEED certification. We continue to seek out new opportunities to work with project stakeholders interested in pursuing LEED accreditation at any level. To us, working toward the LEED standard is about more than a plaque on the finished building; it’s about designing the best space for building occupants and having the smallest effect possible on the environment.


The Minnesota-based B3 guidelines and SB2030 Energy Standard evaluate and monitor sustainability goals on state-funded projects. The programs are designed to consider the entire lifecycle of a project from pre-design to post-occupancy and can be applied to both new construction and renovation projects. Michaud Cooley Erickson is committed to helping our design partners and clients use the B3 guidelines and achieve the SB2030 Energy Standard. We have experience working with both of these programs and have already completed several projects.


The EnergyStar building certification process is built on a long-term commitment to sustainability and carbon footprint reduction. By evaluating the energy use of a building, EnergyStar helps project teams identify areas of waste and opportunities for improvement. Michaud Cooley Erickson has partnered with eight companies to create EnergyStar certified facilities, and we are excited to implement this process in many future 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.

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