ENERGY STAR certified buildings save energy and money and help protect the environment. To be certified, a building must meet strict energy performance standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Specifically, a building must earn an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher, indicating that it performs better than at least 75% of similar buildings nationwide.
Compared with their peers, ENERGY STAR certified buildings, on average, use 35% less energy, generate 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions and cost $0.54 less per square foot to operate.
Both buildings on Securian Financial’s headquarters campus, located at 400 and 401 Robert Street North, earned ENERGY STAR certification this year.
In 2019, Securian Financial’s 400 Robert Street North location was the first building in Minnesota to be certified by Fitwel as supporting healthier lifestyles, earning a 1-star rating. This year, Securian Financial’s 401 Robert Street North location joins its sibling building across the street in earning Fitwel certification and raising the bar with a 2-star rating.
Developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and run by the Center for Active Design, the Fitwel certification recognizes work communities, inside and outside buildings, that support employees’ physical, mental and social health. Securian Financial earned certification after robust examination of its buildings, employee resources and the company’s participation in its downtown St. Paul neighborhood. Fitwel certifications are valid for three years.
“We are proud to continue to be recognized for having a healthy workplace for both our employees and the environment,” said Julio Fesser, Securian Financial’s vice president of facilities services. “As downtown St. Paul’s largest private employer, we are committed to being a good neighbor in our community and setting examples for others to emulate.”
About Securian Financial
At Securian Financial, we’re here for family. And we’re here because of it. We’re guided by our purpose: helping customers build secure tomorrows. Since 1880, we’ve been building a uniquely diversified company that has outlasted economic ups and downs while staying true to our customers. We’re committed to the markets we serve, providing insurance, investment and retirement solutions that give families the confidence to focus on what’s truly valuable: banking memories with those who matter most.