Green building case studies

These case studies of new and renovated buildings in Minnesota demonstrate real-world applications of sustainable building principles and strategies.

Central Corridor Workshop: Using health data as a design tool

PDF icon Central Corridor Workshop - Using Health Data as a Design Tool

The Central Corridor light rail line links St. Paul and Minneapolis.Introduces the roles that population health data and Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) can play in the real estate development process. It compares the demographic, socioeconomic, behavioral, and environmental health risk factors associated with three neighborhoods along the new Central Corridor light rail line in Saint Paul. The design recommendations in the report draw heavily from green building practices — many of which offer potential health benefits — to demonstrate the value of matching design strategies with the health needs of a specific location.

Minnesota case studies

Examples of buildings in Minnesota designed and constructed using green building guidelines, standards, rating systems and/or certification programs.