Minneapolis showcases sustainable design at Midwest Home Show

Minneapolis Regulatory Services staff will participate in the Midwest Home Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center Nov. 13 through 15. Dedicated to sustainable construction, several members of the Construction Code Services (CCS) Division of Regulatory Services have obtained accreditation in Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) and are actively participating in education activities such as the home show. LEED created a set of standards that ensure that a building is environmentally friendly and sustainable. The standards call for buildings to be constructed in ways that have been proven to reduce the consumption of energy and other natural resources and improve building performance, cost efficiency and building longevity.

Mumtaz Anwar, a City plan examiner in CCS, obtained LEED accreditation and will work at the home show in the MN GreenStar booth that he designed. Anwar’s booth will display his architectural design projects including contemporary furniture he designed and built from sustainable materials. He will familiarize attendees with sustainable building practices and the services provided in the Minneapolis Development Review Division related to permits and inspections.

He has worked extensively with the MN GreenStar organization to help promote effective green building standards. Visit the Midwest Home Show site for more information about the show and tickets. The show is scheduled to run at the Minneapolis Convention Center from:

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 

For more information about Minneapolis Regulatory Services sustainable building programs including green building ideas, financial incentives and other resources, visit Green Building.

Published Nov 13, 2009