||Third Street Parking Ramp
422 West 3rd Street
Duluth, MN 55802
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Located adjacent to the St. Louis County Courthouse and Government Service Center (GSC), the Third Street Parking Ramp provides parking services to County employees in the Downtown Duluth area. 95,480 square feet / 247 parking spaces.
The Third Street and GSC Parking Ramps received lighting upgrades to high efficiency fixtures with reduced wattage and increased lighting coverage, timers and occupancy sensors to turn off lights during non-use times, daylight sensors to turn off fixtures in areas that receive ample ambient daylight, washed and white-painted walls and surfaces for improved lighting levels, and LED exit lights to replace inefficient florescent fixtures. Windows were also installed in the tops of both stair towers to allow for better day-lighting of stairwells. These changes lowered electrical energy use by over $12,000.00 per year in the ramp alone. Photo voltaic panels on the ramp's rooftop generate approximately 8.5 KW of electrical energy for the ramp, which results in zero energy use in the summer and reduced the total winter electrical cost to approximately $500.