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Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines

Improving Human Experience on Campus
Published 2020
Presented by Anna Pravinata, Principal Architect, Alliiance | Amanda Aspenson, Design Project Manager, University of Minnesota Capital Project Management | Abimbola Asojo, Associate Dean for Research, Creative Scholarship and Engagement, University of Minnesota College of Design
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institution(s) referenced in this resource:
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

The University of Minnesota follows the state’s sustainable building guidelines, specifically Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), and uses post-occupancy evaluations (POE) to measure user satisfaction with campus buildings. In this session, we’ll demonstrate how to implement sustainability initiatives, which have a significant impact on campus building performance and by extension, user performance and wellbeing. Establishing a system of post-occupancy evaluation can provide you with the IEQ intelligence you need for data-driven design criteria. Come learn how to design sustainable user-friendly environments and evaluate measurable facility user outcomes on your campus.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Outline a campus-wide structure for sustainability initiatives that enhance user performance and wellbeing.
  2. Explain how to implement the Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines (Buildings, Benchmarks, and Beyond – B3), specifically IEQ guidelines, in buildings on your campus.
  3. Conduct post-occupancy evaluations to demonstrate how sustainable guidelines can promote improved outcomes for facility occupants.
  4. Identify which IEQ guidelines will effectively foster user wellbeing, augment learning, and enhance research activity.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU/HSW 1.0 Unit (SCUPC20C863) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Recorded October 20, 2020.


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