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Blue Earth County Courthouse
204 South Fifth Street
Mankato, MN 56001
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The Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners had a vision nearly a decade ago to use tools provided by the EPA and work with local vendors to make updates to the historic courthouse completed in 1889 to enhance energy efficiency and save taxpayer dollars.  Blue Earth County first earned the ENERGY STAR Award for the Courthouse in 2006 and it continues to be the only Courthouse in Minnesota to achieve ENERGY STAR certification.  Blue Earth County works promote ENERGY STAR products and practices to constituents and others across the United States through individual efforts and its partnership with the National Association of Counties. 


Blue Earth County is active in spreading the word about ENERGY STAR programs through ongoing public outreach opportunities such as our special ENERGY STAR Concert on the Courthouse Lawn event, circulating ENERGY STAR information to all county residences and by giving presentations locally, state-wide and at the national level on behalf of ENERGY STAR programs and products.


"I am extremely proud to be part of a Board that has set a vision and has 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 acheiving energy efficiency," said Blue Earth County Commissioner and National Association of Counties Immediate Past President Colleen Landkamer.
-- Colleen Landkamer, Blue Earth County 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):
2006 (75)
2007 (81)
2009 (78)
2010 (77)

Facility Type: Courthouse

Total Floorspace: 36610 sf

Year Constructed: 1896

Contract Type: Multiple Vendor Contracts
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