New Tool in Our Toolbox | Net Zero Prototype

The Challenge

According to Architecture 2030, buildings account for 44.6 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States.

“That’s a problem. We are never going to solve irreversible climate change without addressing our built environment,” says Monte Hilleman, senior vice president of real estate development at the Saint Paul Port Authority.

The Solution

In response, the Port Authority contracted with LHB to develop a prototype of a Net Zero Energy 60,000 sq. ft. warehouse building. The next goal is find the right partner to make our prototype a reality. It’s the ideal fit for environmentally-conscious businesses and developers who are committed to reducing their carbon footprint. And, with a predicted rent savings of $.63/sq. ft. and a payback time of eight years for the build-out, it should also appeal to those focused on the bottom line.

Net Zero Prototype Featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune

To learn more about this project, link to the article posted in the Star Tribune on April 20, 2018.