American Family Insurance receives green building certification
(Eden Prairie, Minnesota) – American Family’s Eden Prairie, Minnesota regional office renovation has received the prestigious LEED silver certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
This is the first American Family Insurance facility to achieve any LEED certification for sustainable design and construction methods. LEED certification is a rigorous third-party verification based on measurable strategies and solutions that achieve high performance in multiple areas including water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality and innovation.
The Eden Prairie office was originally built in three phases between 1977-1988 and had not been updated for quite a few years. The renovation was completed on more than 208,000 square feet of the facility.
“We’re honored to have received the LEED silver certification,” said LeeAnn Glover, director of real estate and workplace solutions. “A team of employees partnered with contractors to ensure this renovation was conducted in the most efficient, sustainable means possible,” she said. “In addition this achievement aligns directly to our Corporate Responsibility strategy and our mission to make a meaningful difference in our communities, our environment and the people we serve.”
Some of the reasons the Eden Prairie office renovation received the LEED silver certification include:
About 650 American Family Insurance employees work out of the Eden Prairie office. There are about 8,700 employees nationwide.
About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wisconsin - based American Family Insurance is the nation's thirteenth-largest property/casualty insurance group and ranks 315th on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, primarily through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General, Homesite and AssureStart) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the Internet or by phone. Web www.amfam.com; Facebook www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter www.twitter.com/amfam
The company's Eden Prairie office renovation has received the prestigious LEED silver building certification for sustainable design and construction.