Tag Archives: Center for Sustainable Research

Integrating sustainability into design (video)

The Center for Sustainable Building Research in the University of Minnesota’s College of Design is helping the upper Midwest build a more environmentally-friendly future through the Solar House students built in 2010 and by consulting companies like Habitat for Humanity about how to build sustainable homes.

To view additional College of Design videos on YouTube go to: http://z.umn.edu/designvideos.

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Carmody and Strong awarded for work on green building policy by City of Saint Paul

John Carmody and Rich Strong (both Center for Sustainable Building Research) were recognized by the City of Saint Paul for their work on green building policy. Carmody and Strong were part of a two-year public and private sector collaboration and were among those receiving the 2010 Sustainable Saint Paul Award in the Public/Private Initiative Award category. Carmody and Strong helped craft the City of Saint Paul Sustainable Building Policy in 2009. The policy supports cost efficient sustainable energy “green building” guidelines included in projects where city investment are made.

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CSBR a "life-changing idea" on University's 2010 factsheet

The Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) is featured as a “life-changing idea” on the University’s Facts and Figures 2010 (.pdf; 1.3MB), published by University Relations. The CSBR’s life-changing idea: “Our homes could help sustain the planet. The Center for Sustainable Building Research translates climate concerns into products communities can use, such as energy-efficient roofs for homes.”

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