ArchKey/Parsons Electric Achieves ESG & Renewable Energy Savings at Historic Multi-Tenant Commercial Building
Situated in the heart of the Warehouse District in Minneapolis, MN, Butler Square is a century-old multi-tenant commercial building. In 2015, the facility underwent renovations to update the historic 9-story office complex. A longtime primary electrical and technologies contractor with Butler Square, the ArchKey team was called upon to complete the renovation in accordance with the facility’s ESG goals to reduce environmental impact while continuing to fully support their tenant’s business and operational needs.
Renovation work on this 650,000 square foot building contained 30,000 square feet of communal space including the main floor entrance, conference rooms, restrooms, and second floor private tenant lounge which featured a spiral staircase. During kick-off, the project team identified three primary objectives for the project:
- Use lighting to help make the space feel more welcoming, highlight key focal points throughout, and achieve more energy efficiency.
- Optimize the space for connectivity while maximizing the mobility and interactivity of its tenants.
- Find sustainable ways to modernize and enhance the space, enriching the lives of its users.