The City of Edina strives to support a thriving community while preserving the environment. The Edina City Council has adopted goals to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2025 and 80% by 2050. The City is proposing a new sustainable building policy for qualifying developments to advance efficiency, environmental conservation, and occupant well-being in new buildings.
There will be two identical online meetings to share this policy with interested development stakeholders. You’re invited:
July 12, 2021 at 3:30 pm. Register: tinyurl.com/SBPInfoSession1
July 13, 2021 at 8:00 am. Register: tinyurl.com/SBPInfoSession2
The proposed policy seeks to enhance the sustainability and resilience of new developments in the face of climate change, boost the attractiveness and leadership of the city, and reduce operating costs for occupying businesses and residents.
Edina is a participating city in the Hennepin County Efficient Buildings Collaborative, which provides guidance, best practices, and technical support building sustainability programs. As part of the Collaborative, the City is working to align this policy with similar ones in the region and provide access to technical resources for designing and constructing sustainable buildings.
A recorded version of the presentations along with further information will be available on the project website: https://www.bettertogetheredina.org/sustainable-buildings-policy-proposal
The City looks forward to working with the community to realize our sustainability values.