510 Groveland is a beautiful seven-story cooperative residence built in 1926 by Morris T. Baker and located in the stately Loring Hill district of Minneapolis. The main 510 Groveland building, a former hotel, is now home to luxury condominiums and one of the Upper Midwest’s premier restaurants and bars, La Belle Vie. Founded in 1985, 510 Groveland Associates is a cooperative association responsible for the ongoing maintenance and operation of the building and surrounding property. 510 Groveland retained Sustology to assist in energy efficiency and stormwater runoff issues.
Sustology provided a pragmatic feasibility analysis of building improvements related to energy efficiency and stormwater management. Some examples of recommendations include lighting upgrades, sub-metering, and installing capacitors to reduce peak demand charges. Sustology specifically addressed the storm water runoff issues related to a lower parking entrance, leading to plans for a major green roof and patio area that will provide much needed outdoor space for building residents, solve stormwater issues, and reduce utility bills.