Mount Mercy University and OPN Architects were awarded 2012 Excellence in Energy Efficient Design at the Iowa American Institute of Architects Convention in Des Moines. The award recognizes outstanding efforts to reduce energy use. Alliant Energy recognized OPN Architects, Inc. for renovations at Mount Mercy’s new University Center, which achieved a 65 percent kBTU savings. The University Center opened in the fall of 2011.
The award is part of the Commercial New Construction Program offered by Alliant Energy, Black Hills Energy and MidAmerican Energy Company, which provides energy design assistance and energy incentives to commercial customers for new construction, additions and renovation projects.