City Center Achieves LEED Platinum

Contributed by BSM Staff

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Ryan Companies’ City Center at 33 South Sixth in downtown Minneapolis is now the largest property in Minnesota to earn the USGBC’s LEED Platinum designation from the USGBC.

This is the building’s third LEED certification, after first receiving LEED Silver in 2010 and then LEED Gold in 2015. City Center consists of 1.375 million gross square feet and has been recognized as a leader in energy efficiency by earning an EPA Portfolio Manager Energy Star award score of 97, the highest score for buildings in this category, putting the building in the 97th percentile of buildings based on energy performance.

“Our team at City Center has taken it upon themselves to put sustainability at the highest priority; since we assumed management responsibilities of City Center in 2018, over $2 million has been spent on improving energy efficiency,” said Ted Campbell, Director of Management, Ryan Companies, “Not only does the LEED Platinum certification reflect our reduced carbon emissions, but it also shows improved environmental quality and operating costs for tenants.”

Ryan Companies improved City Center’s environmental quality through a number of enhancements, including:
•     Replacement of all motors, pumps and valves in the property to enhance heating and cooling efficiency;
•     Significant upgrades to the building automation system, which allow for more precise control of heating and cooling;
•     LED lighting upgrades;
•     Power factor correction by adding capacitors to provide clean primary power throughout the building.

The USGBC is a non-profit organization that supports the development of prosperous, healthy and resilient communities through the transformation of the built environment. 

City Center has experienced a rather exciting year, with Ryan Companies revealing its $3 million façade renovation in June, in addition to its new LEED Platinum status and the achievement of its BOMA 360 designation, which is awarded to buildings that demonstrate excellence in management across a variety of categories.

City Center’s tenants include Target, Marshalls, Korn Ferry, Meagher & Geer, Fogo de Chao, Fhima’s and many others.

Ryan Companies Real Estate Management provides management and building services across the U.S. and currently has 14.6 million square feet under management.

Founded in 1938, Ryan Companies offers comprehensive commercial real estate services as a national developer, architect, capital investment consultant, builder and real estate manager. Ryan has nearly 1,500 employees in 15 offices and has completed projects in 39 states.

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