UnitedHealth Group has earned LEED-Gold certification for a 10-story building at the company’s headquarters in Minnetonka. LEED is a standard by the U.S. Green Building Council that’s short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
The building opened last June and is the 22nd LEED-certified commercial building in the state, according to the company.
Among its features:
- Light fixtures that automatically shut off when rooms are unoccupied or receiving natural light.
- Low-flow water fixtures and a weather-sensitive irrigation system that will reduce water use.
- And prime parking spaces for employees who carpool or ride their bikes to work.
The 350,000-square-foot building was designed by Opus Architecture & Engineering with help from Hammel, Green and Abrahamson.