The City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority adopted the Sustainable Building Policy for publicly-owned and HRA-owned buildings as well as privately developed buildings receiving more than $200,000 in public financing. The goal of the Sustainable Building Policy is to make future development projects more environmentally and financially sustainable by identifying and incorporating proven and tested practices that demonstrate significant measurable results and return on investment. Connection to the District Energy heating and cooling systems can help projects meet the compliance requirements of the Saint Paul Sustainable Building Policy.
Our engineers will work with building owners and managers to provide documentation to meet LEED, Green Communities, B3, Green Globes, or other certifications, as required by the Sustainable Building Policy.
Private developments receiving more than $200,000 in public financing from sources such as TIF and CDBG are required to comply with the Saint Paul Sustainable Building Policy. Projects receiving $200,000 or less are required to comply with the Saint Paul PED/HRA Sustainability Initiative, which requires buildings to undergo specific energy-saving measures. District Energy is able to assist with these requirements as well.