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NextStep website and MnSCN are winding down
The NextStep website and the Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network (MnSCN) are winding down and will no longer function after June 30, 2015. Until then, the website will be accessible, but existing web site content will not be updated nor will new resources or other new content be added to the site. Learn more.

Buildings Resources

Article  (show all in NextStep)
Reducing Energy Costs in Local Government: Update
Book  (show all in NextStep)
Affordable Housing and Better Neighborhoods
Business  (show all in NextStep)
Twin Cities Free Market
Case study  (show all in NextStep)
Residential Conservation Design Saves Money
Checklist  (show all in NextStep)
Community Sustainability Assessment Tool
Living Green Options and Newsletters
Guide  (show all in NextStep)
Chinook Book: Local Coupons + Ideas for Living Well in the Twin Cities
Do It Green! Minnesota - annual 2009 Do It Green! Magazine now available
The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges
Guidelines  (show all in NextStep)
Better Site Design: A Handbook for Changing Development Rules in Your Community
Habitation Patterns & Zoning Codes
Residential Green Construction
Sustainability Smarts - Best Practices for College Unions and Student Activities
Journal/magazine  (show all in NextStep)
Home Power Magazine
Manual/guide  (show all in NextStep)
Affordable, Healthy, Green, Smart Growth Housing
Stormwater Best Management Practices
Ordinances/rules  (show all in NextStep)
Sustainable Development Codes & Ordinances, including: MN Model Ordinances for Sustainable Development
Organization  (show all in NextStep)
Community Forestry Resource Center
Green Building Programs and Resources
Minnesota Design Team
U.S. Green Building Council
Principles  (show all in NextStep)
Prevention and its Importance
Sustainable Industrial Development
Program/project  (show all in NextStep)
Cities for Climate Protection in Minnesota
Green Neighborhood Certification
Metropolitan Design Center
Minnesota GreenStar Certified Homes and Remodeling
Tools for Healthy Schools
Report/study  (show all in NextStep)
Chain Stores, Main Street Business & Local Economies
Housing and Transportation Affordability Index
Third National Climate Assessment
Software/CD ROM  (show all in NextStep)
Placemaking: Tools for Community Action
Web Site  (show all in NextStep)
Environmental Building News
Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines: Buildings, Benchmarks and Beyond (B3)
MPCA Green Building Website