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601 Tower at Carlson Center
601 Carlson Parkway LL15
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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601 Tower at Carlson Center is a Class A office building in Minnetonka, MN, offering approximately 288,000 square feet of rentable space. Built in 1989, 601 Tower at Carlson Center houses tenants including attorneys, financial services, and corporate offices, and the building is close to 95 percent occupied. 601 Tower was the recipient of the 2009 BOMA International Building of the Year award.

An emphasis on energy management and sustainability is standard practice at 601 Tower at Carlson Center. The on-site CB Richard Ellis management team continually applies no- and low-cost energy efficiency measures including implementing an enhanced preventative maintenance program; conducting lighting audits and delamping; optimizing HVAC start/stop times; setting back temperatures in unoccupied spaces and on nights and weekends; engaging janitorial and security staff to turn off unneeded lights; utilizing photo sensors, timers, and motion sensors on lighting; and staging air handling units. The building regularly hosts Earth Day events and other tenant outreach to encourage tenants to save energy and water and produce less waste. The property has an extensive recycling program that includes recycling food waste.


Other energy-efficient technologies contributing to the buildings' high ENERGY STAR energy performance ratings include variable speed drives on HVAC equipment, outside air economizers,T8 and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and LED exit signs.


Building owner TIAA-CREF, an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award winner in multiple years, has a strong commitment to energy management and has set portfolio-wide goals for energy-efficient buildings.


Property management communicates with tenants about energy efficiency and sustainability, providing energy-saving tips to help the building maintain its superior performance. The building participated in the Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign, providing free CFLs for tenants to take home, in addition to handouts about energy-efficient lighting.



Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Artis REIT 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:*
Artis REIT

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2004 (81)
2005 (84)
2007 (87)
2009 (90)
2010 (97)
2011 (97)
2012 (94)
2013 (88)
2014 (88)
2015 (94)
2016 (92)
2017 (94)

Facility Type: Mixed Use Property

Total Floorspace: 352186 sf

Year Constructed: 1989

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