- St. Paul Central Medical Building (built in 1960s)
When the St. Paul Central Medical building was designed in the 1960’s, it was energy efficient and offered premier medical space for area healthcare professionals. Over time, the building has increasingly become less energy efficient. Jay Mutschler hired Cedar Creek Energy to evaluate. The primary area of energy loss was the inefficient lighting system with lights used in vacant spaces, unpleasant light levels, and excessive maintenance costs due to an outdated electrical system.
Using a combination of utility rebates and financing options, Cedar Creek Energy was able to update the building with a long-term LED solution. The improvements extend from common areas to the parking garage and exterior, with dimmable solutions adjusted according to usage. The upgrade is good for the planet — it contributes to significantly reduced GHG emissions and mitigating global climate change.
“When Cedar Creek provided the opportunity to install LED’s that were lower wattage and higher light levels, we were motivated to make the investment. But when they provided the opportunity to dim these spaces to 5% when nobody was present, for me, it was a no brainer.”
– Jay Mutschler, building owner