These case studies of new and renovated buildings in Minnesota demonstrate real-world applications of sustainable building principles and strategies.
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.
- US Green Building Council - Minnesota projects
- LEED works for all buildings anywhere, regardless of where they are in their life cycle. Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several categories, including energy use and air quality. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then earns one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum.
- Passive House Alliance
- Passive House projects built in Minnesota and the surrounding region.
- B3 case studies database
- Dakota County sustainable facilities
- AIA/COTE annual top ten green projects