Come see the City's newest and greenest building

The City of Minneapolis has finished construction on its Hiawatha Public Works Facility, an innovative building that will save money through lower energy costs and also have a reduced impact on the environment. You can check out this innovative green building at an upcoming open house.

Hiawatha Maintenance Facility Open House
Sunday, Aug. 15
1 – 4 p.m.
1901 E. 26th Street

Just two blocks north of the LRT Lake Street Station, and a half block north of the Hiawatha Bike Trail.

Built a century ago as a place to treat the Fire Department’s sick horses, the Hiawatha Maintenance Facility has just undergone an extensive renovation to meet strict standards for energy efficiency and sustainability. Come see this unique and innovative Public Works Facility: the first City building to meet strict Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. The open house will include guided tours of the facility. There will also be free ice cream for visitors.

In 2006, the Mayor and City Council adopted LEED standards for the planning, design, construction and commissioning of municipal facilities financed by the City of Minneapolis and used by the City's Charter Departments. By adopting these standards standards, the City is continuing and intensifying its use of environmentally friendly design for new and renovated City facilities. Minneapolis joins Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Seattle and other cities in adopting LEED standards for the construction of City buildings.

Published Aug 5, 2010