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New Green Buildings
no. 3

Construct new buildings to meet or qualify under a green building framework.
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Work with the local school district to ensure that future new schools are built using a green building framework.

 
One or more school buildings exist that were built to a green building standard, or the school board passes a resolution to use a green building standard or certification or code but third-party verification not necessary.
The school board resolution requires that all buildings be certified or be rated under a green building framework.
The school board resolution requires that all buildings be certified or be rated at the highest level under a green building framework.

Austin

Date completed/entered:   05/08/2012

Implementation details:
Austin Public School District is building a new 5/6 Intermediate School that will be using green building standards (i.e. Energy Star rated appliances, daylight harvesting, occupancy sensors, thermal energy storage, etc.) *We are still in the design phase for this project but have had preliminary scope development conversations regarding green building standards. Building is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013

For more information contact:
Janet Anderson (Elected official)   |   jkanderson@gofast.am   |   507-433-1081

Partners:
Austin Public Schools, City

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Mankato

Date completed/entered:   03/30/2012

Implementation details:
The new Rosa Parks Elementary School located in Mankato was awarded LEED Gold status in January of 2012, under the direction of school district members. The school is the second building in south-central Minnesota to be LEED certified (the first being the Blue Earth County Justice Center).

Descriptive links: http://mankatofreepress.com/local/x1267396396/Rosa-Parks-certified-gold

For more information contact:
Jon Noerenberg (City staff)   |   jnoerenberg@city.mankato.mn.us   |   507-387-8571

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Rochester

Date completed/entered:   07/26/2011

Implementation details:
While the most recently constructed school meets a green building standard, there is no firm policy in place applying to all new district buildings.

For more information contact:
Jeff Ellerbusch (City staff)   |   ellerbusch.jeff@CO.OLMSTED.MN.US   |   507-328-7132

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greenstep advisor
Laura Millberg, Green Building Specialist, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651/757-2568, laura.millberg@state.mn.us, http://www.pca.state.mn.us/yhiz6ef