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; report a high anticipated percent of students who could walk/bike to school.
The school board resolution requires that all buildings meet the SB 2030 energy standard; that all buildings be certified or be rated at the highest level under a green building framework.
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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
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).
The City of Fergus Falls has recently completed the design development phase for a renovated/new construction project at our Public Library. The city and BTR has reviewed the design to incorporate green building framework standards.