Sustainable Building Policy

According to the U.S. Green Building Council, "Buildings in the United States are responsible for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption, 13% water consumption and 15% of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs." It's important to do our own part here in Saint Paul to improve our building stock to reduce environmental impact and improve the economy.  

The City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority adopted sustainable development policies for public and privately developed buildings receiving more than $200,000 in public financing.

Download the guidebook on building sustainably.

Adopted sustainability policies for:
New municipal and HRA owned buildings
Private Development receiving more than $200,000 in public financing

*City staff are available to assist developers who are required to follow the policy and any other developers interested in building sustainably. For projects that are not required to comply with either of the above two policies, the Saint Paul PED/HRA Sustainability Initiative will apply.

Sustainable Building Policy Showcases:
Cub Foods store on East Side
The Penfield

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