Xcel Energy Award Winner – 2017, 2018, 2019
We’ve helped several building owners in the Minneapolis, MN area identify energy and cost-saving opportunities. From commercial buildings to manufacturing facilities, our extensive experience has allowed us to conduct recommissioning and retro-commissioning studies that show proven results with solid returns.
We all know Target Field as the beautiful ball park located in downtown Minneapolis, but less commonly known, is that it was built with energy efficiency in mind. At the 5 year benchmark, the MN Twins facilities management team decided the facility needed a “tune-up” to keep it in top working order. ICS Consulting, Inc. called on SES, Inc. to perform a full-scale recommissioning study in conjunction with support from the Twins’ maintenance and management personnel, Xcel Energy, CenterPoint Energy, and NRG Energy, Inc.
Recommissioning Savings Identified: Over 9% of annual steam, gas, and electric costs.
Total Savings Identified: Nearly 14% of annual steam, gas, and electric costs with an overall ROI of about 45%.
The Como Regional Park provides a rich environment for Minnesotans to experience park areas, the Zoo, the public recreational swimming pool and other local attractions. The Zoo proper operates 24 hours per day, year-round.
Recommissioning efforts identified annual energy reductions over 27%!!
Atria Corporate Center is a 2015 LEED® Gold Recertified, five-story Class A office building. SES, Inc. provided a study for Cushman & Wakefield/ Northmarq resulting in over 13% annual energy savings potential. The project featured as a case study in an IREM newsletter.
Savings identified: 13% of the annual utility costs with an ROI of 47%.
The Oracle Centre is a 20-story office skyscraper in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Building Success called on SES, Inc. to perform a large-scale recommissioning study to identify energy saving opportunities funded in part by Xcel Energy. Over $200,000 was identified as part of the study.
Savings identified: 21% of annual utility costs with a 2.2 year payback period.
Eagan Woods Office Center is a five-story Class A-/B+ property overlooking the Minnesota River Valley and Minneapolis St.Paul International Airport. This facility received an Energy Star rating as a result of the in-depth recommissioning study we performed.
Savings identified: 14% of the annual utility costs with an ROI of 21%. EWOC was awarded an Energy Star score of 78 in 2018.
Faribault, Foods, Inc. is a food manufacturing facility whose product lines include canned vegetables, a variety of beans, kids’ and family style pasta, soup, chili, and organic specialties. We performed two studies for Faribault Foods: the main plant, located in Faribault and a secondary plant in Cokato.
Recommissioning identified opportunities for annual energy reductions of just over 10% for Faribault and 11% for Cokato with ROI’s of 60% and 125% respectively.
We were honored to work with such a forward thinking and environmentally conscious company. The Elk River facility was the first juice processing plant in the United States to receive the Energy Star award in 2013. It continues to succeed and has received consecutive awards through 2107. Congratulations Faribault Foods!