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The Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center
2801 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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The Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center (PEEC) is the Green Institute's flagship building as well as home to progressive environmental organizations, which include:

In the year 2007, the PEEC consumed less than half the energy consumed by the average commercial facility in the United States and in the Upper Midwest region.   The facility also brings 140 jobs to an inner-city Brownfield site.  Reducing energy usage was an original goal, which affected the choices made throughout the development process from the procurement of locally-sourced materials to the compact plan that reduced the building's footprint.  From on-site renewable energy production to energy efficient lighting throughout, the PEEC has, for ten years, continued to demonstrate the achievable environmental and economic benefits of striving for high performance in energy. 


The PEEC was named among the Top Ten Green Buildings in 2000 by the American Institute of Architects and was a pilot site for the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system. The building was awarded Cutting Edge Project of the Year by City Business Magazine (1998). It has been featured in Popular Science (March 2005) and Finance and Commerce (August 2005).


I am amazed every week by how many building tour requests we get.  With the "green" buzz, the PEEC acquired a whole new set of fans.  The solar array and geo-thermal systems that were employed here reduce operating costs.  We have found that some green features require additional attention as they age, such as the green roof that requires occassional weeding.  Still, they create a phenomenal space for our occupants.

-- Helen Spry, Administration and Building Operations, Green Institute

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Greenway Office LLC (Wellington Management, Inc.) 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:*
Greenway Office LLC (Wellington Management, Inc.)

Property Manager:*
Greenway Office LLC (Wellington Management, Inc.)

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (77)
2009 (78)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 68975 sf

Year Constructed: 1999

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems