The Center for Sustainable Building Research is offering a series of 3 training sessions on “Bridging From Design to Operations: Designing, Owning and Operating a High Performance Building.” These sessions will address how to design and operate buildings so they meet the B3 Sustainable Building 2030 (SB 2030) Energy Standard.

The SB 2030 Energy Standard is a progressive energy conservation program designed to significantly reduce the energy and carbon in Minnesota commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. All Minnesota State bonded projects — new and substantially renovated — that have not already started the Schematic Design Phase on August 1, 2009 are required to meet the Minnesota Sustainable Building 2030 (SB 2030) energy standards.

The cost is $100 per session or $275 for the entire series of three classes.


Session 1:

Where: 131B Bruininks Hall, University of Minnesota
   222 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Instructor: Richard Strong

Session description

This session will cover the essential elements and tasks that should be included in a Pre-Design Document for the Sustainable Building 2030 program. The Pre-Design requirements for state General Obligations buildings will be undergoing changes to better support the objectives of the SB 2030 program. This session will introduce the State’s Pre-Design requirements as well as what would constitute a complete and acceptable Pre-Design document from the design team. Examples of commendable Pre-Design documents will be presented.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

•  Understand the essential elements and tasks of the SB 2030 Pre-Design documents
•  Describe what elements comprise good examples of Pre-Design submissions
•  Gain an understanding of the reasons Pre-Design documents are important in the SB 2030 process
•  Produce an exemplar Pre-Design document for State bonded projects