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American Family Insurance Group prepares to complete its first #LEED office near Minneapolis @amfam

American Family Insurance Group prepares to complete its first #LEED office near Minneapolis @amfam

The American Family Insurance Group is planning to complete its first LEED office in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, in August. The current building—built in three phases in 1977, 1980, and 1988—had not been updated in years, and components were at the end of their useful life, says Cindy Glaeden-Knott , manager of design and construction. Given that this was American Family’s first large real estate project in many years, the company also wanted to align the remodel with the company’s commitment to its brand and to sustainability. “An investment in our people is a key part of how we do business, and we wanted to maximize that investment by creating a workplace environment that is inspiring and protective,” Glaeden-Knott says. 650 Employees in American Family’s Eden Prairie office 208k Square footage of the insurance company’s existing building 90 Percent of construction waste re...

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