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Green Building

Building for the Future

Sustainable Building Practices

Construction Code Services supports sustainable building practices on many levels. We recognize the need to support and promote Green technologies as an increasingly important part of our building future.

Construction Code Services has procedures for reviewing alternative building methods not found in the building code. We are here to help you build Green.
Several staff members have attained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accreditation.

Green Building
Additional Green Training & Education for Staff is available:

Transforming your property into a Green Building

Green Building Ideas for Existing Commercial Buildings

Commercial buildings are responsible for approximately 20% of the annual energy consumption in the US. That number can be improved upon not just by building new efficient buildings, but also by green retrofits of our existing buildings.

These handouts provide comprehensive information for transforming your commercial property into a Green building. (Many of the ideas apply to residential property too).

Other Sites for Green Commercial Buildings

Green Building Ideas for Residential Buildings

Many green options cost the same as conventional construction. Most of the ones that cost more will save you money in lower energy bills or lower maintenance bills over the lifetime of the investment. 

City of Minneapolis Green Living Information

Green Building-Demolition, Deconstruction and Recycling of Construction Debris

Almost all portions of a house or building can be re-used or recycled. The following sites can direct you to where to take construction debris and salvage:

Financial Incentives for Building Green

Solar Energy and Renewable Energy

Solar Systems have specific code requirements when installed on commercial roofs.
Specific requirements can be found in the ICC Building Code Chapter 31 Special Construction.

 

Last updated Jan 4, 2018

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