Minneapolis-St. Paul does a better job of creating energy efficient office buildings than any of its metropolitan peers, an annual index says. For the second year in a row, the Twin Cities topped CBRE's Green Building Adoption Index with more than 70 percent of its commercial space being certified by either the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program or the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standard.
The Opus Group is building another corporate office for Xcel Energy, this time in Texas. The Minnetonka-based commercial real estate company began construction today on the $42-million office building in Amarillo, Texas. less than a month after topping off a second tower at Xcel's corporate headquarters in downtown Minneapolis.
The list codifies one notable departure of a corporate headquarters from the state, and starts, as our Star Tribune 100 does, with UnitedHealth Group, which dwarfed other stock-traded Minnesota companies last year with $130 billion in revenue.