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New Green Buildings
no. 3

Construct new buildings to meet or qualify under a green building framework.
  Best Practice Action 3      [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 ]       [all actions]

Customize a model sustainable building policy and adopt language governing new private development projects that:

a.  Receive city financial support, and/or
b.  Require city regulatory approval (conditional use permit, rezoning, variance, PUD).
Adopted policy for projects receiving financial support; list required green building elements/framework (e.g., minimum energy efficiency performance above state energy code).
Adopted policy for projects requiring regulatory approval; list required green building elements/framework (e.g., design elements that facilitate access by non-motorized means).
Adopted policy for projects receiving both financial support and regulatory approval; list required green building elements/framework (e.g., affordable/inclusionary housing units).


Date completed/entered:   08/01/2011

Implementation details:
Rochester has a City ASSISTED HOUSING SUPPORT CRITERIA CHECKLIST which helps provide residents and developers with a checklist of required items for those seeking assistance.

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Date completed/entered:   03/20/2012

Implementation details:
The ICC700 Green Building Standard will be coming out later in the summer of 2012. The city of Maplewood will adopt and customize the new ICC standard to bettter fit the community and to promote green building practices.

For more information contact:
Nick Carver (City staff)   |   Nick.Carver@ci.maplewood.mn.us   |   651-249-2321

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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