Connecting Minnesotans with Renewable Energy Resources

September Speaker: John Carmody “Raising the Bar for High Performance Buildings and Communities in Minnesota”

Join us on Thursday September 14th at Mayflower Church
-Networking 5:30-6pm
-Speaker: 6pm-7pm

The Minnesota Design Center and the Center for Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota conduct research and provide assistance in creating sustainable, healthy and resilient communities and buildings. John Carmody will describe recent projects that attempt to raise the bar for sustainable buildings and district-scale projects in Minnesota.

High performance building programs and guidelines continue to evolve in Minnesota. The SB2030 Program is a process for achieving high performance buildings—net zero energy and greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030. It is part of the B3 Sustainable Building Guidelines and is required on all State of Minnesota funded projects but can be used by other communities to achieve their goals. Ongoing improvements to the program address materials, site, water, and the use of renewable energy.

About the Presenter:

John Carmody is a Senior Fellow at the College of Design and a Fellow at the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. In 1997 he founded the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) in the College of Design where he was Director through 2013. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. From 2005-2008 he helped develop and taught in the M.S. in Architecture program focusing on sustainable design.