Enter/update building information into the MN B3 Benchmarking database, and routinely enter monthly usage data for all city-owned buildings/infrastructure that consume energy/water.
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Buildings and Lighting
Benchmark energy and water usage, identify savings opportunities in consultation with state programs, utilities and others to implement cost-effective energy and sustainability improvements.
Provide incentives for energy, water and sustainability improvements in existing residential, not-for-profit and commercial buildings/building sites.
Construct new buildings to meet or qualify under a green building framework.
Build public support and legal validity to long-term infrastructural and regulatory strategy.
Adopt environmentally preferable purchasing policies and practices to improve health and environmental outcomes.
Minimize the volume of and pollutants in rainwater runoff by maximizing green infrastructure.
Increase active lifestyles and property values by enhancing the city's green infrastructure.
Assess and improve city drinking water and wastewater systems and related facilities.
Implement an environmentally sound management program for decentralized wastewater treatment systems.
Resilient Economic and Community Development
Expand a greener, more resilient business sector.
Network/cluster businesses and design neighborhoods and developments to achieve better energy, social, economic and environmental outcomes in service of a more circular and equitable economy.