environmental policy

Revised environmental review for animal feedlots

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Buildings can cost less yet benefit human health, productivity and the environment

On average, Americans spend 90 percent of their time inside buildings. A new report by Minnesota Planning, Return on Investment: High Performance Buildings, suggests that the way public buildings are designed, built and operated affects lifetime costs, human health, labor productivity, student achievement and environmental quality.


The report identifies emerging practices in the building trades, outlines efforts across the country and recommends ways to adopt these practices in Minnesota.

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Environmental assessment worksheet (PDF)

Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) form.

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