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150 South
150 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Fifth Street Towers, winner of the 2009 BOMA International Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Award and ENERGY STAR certified six consecutive years, is a 1-million-square-foot, two-tower Class A office complex located in downtown Minneapolis.


The 36-story "150 Tower" features distinctive architecture, including a horizontal glass and aggregate panel curtain wall, green neon rings adorning the top of the tower, and outdoor balconies. The building is served by a four-level underground parking ramp accommodating 240 vehicles.


Fifth Street Towers offers the most comprehensive amenity package in the market, including a fully-equipped, staffed conference center featuring four separate rooms, full-time staffed fitness center with fully appointed locker rooms, on-site security and building management, free Wi Fi, gourmet coffee, deli, valet car wash, ATM, mail center, and sundry.


Fifth Street Towers actively participates in EPA's ENERGY STAR program and earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance for consecutive years since joining the program in 2004. Significant factors contributing to the continued improvement include:


-- A variable frequency drive (VFD) was installed on both a 150-HP motor serving the upper loop core water pump and a 50-HP motor serving the lower loop core water pump. In addition, 14 water flow control valves were installed. As a result, peak demand usage was reduced by 110 KW annually.


-- A total of eight VFDs were installed on each of eight 15-HP cooling tower fan motors, further reducing peak demand usage by 28 KW annually.


-- Saturday HVAC service, which was supplied by default on Saturday mornings, was modified to operate by request only, reducing the annual electrical consumption by 358,000 Kwh.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Fifth Street Owner, LLC or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
Fifth Street Owner, LLC

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2004 (77)
2005 (85)
2006 (83)
2007 (94)
2008 (96)
2009 (93)
2010 (90)
2011 (90)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 629890 sf

Year Constructed: 1988

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies