17,586 sf customer-service, office, training, and warehouse facility
Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation (MERC) is a natural gas utility serving more than 211,000 customers throughout Minnesota.
The new Rochester Service Center combines MERC’s Rochester operations and employees into one building complex, thereby increasing efficiency. The facility houses approximately 45% warehouse space and 55% office space.
The facility’s sustainable-design features included site development practices, water conservation, energy efficiency of building systems, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
The project was constructed in 156 days with low change orders (equaling 1.1%) and a completion date of January 2009.
Awards & Certification
- Engineering Excellence Award, ACEC Minnesota
- LEED Silver certification (exceeded Owner’s goal of Silver)