Return to ENERGY
Find More Facilities
ENERGY STAR Labeled Buildings & Plants
Facility Profile ENERGY STAR Logo

ENERGY STAR Labeled Building Profile

Blue Earth County Government Center
410 South 5th Street
Mankato, MN 56001
Map It!


Nearly a decade ago, the Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners had a vision to use tools provided by EPA and work with local vendors to make updates to the historic courthouse completed in 1889, with the aim of enhancing energy efficiency and saving taxpayer dollars. Blue Earth County first earned the ENERGY STAR label for this Courthouse in 2006. The County also promotes ENERGY STAR qualified products and energy-saving practices to constituents and others across the United States through its own individual efforts and its partnership with the National Association of Counties.


Blue Earth County is active in spreading the word about ENERGY STAR through ongoing public outreach, such as the "ENERGY STAR Concert on the Courthouse Lawn" event. The County  circulates information about ENERGY STAR to all county residents, and staff members give presentations on ENERGY STAR tools and resources locally, state-wide, and at the national level. 


"I am extremely proud to be part of a Board that has set a vision and followed through with making proactive changes to enhance energy efficiency, save taxpayer dollars, and, as a government agency, teach others the importance and benefits of achieving energy efficiency."

-- Colleen Landkamer, Commissioner, Blue Earth County

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Blue Earth County 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.

Service Provider:
Johnson Controls, Inc.

Building Owner:*
Blue Earth County

Property Manager:*
Blue Earth County

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2007 (79)
2008 (82)
2009 (83)
2010 (85)
2012 (87)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 63615 sf

Year Constructed: 1958

Contract Type: None
Financing Type: Loan

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