A new green building certification program is available for
homes in the Twin Cities area.
The Builders Association of the Twin Cities has developed and
recently rolled out its MN Green Path program. This program aims to encourage
energy efficiency for green or energy efficient homes. Compared to standard
homes, green homes are healthier, safer and more cost-effective to maintain.
Minnesota’s Green Path provides many options for developing
more efficient homes. Some of the opportunities that could lead to a MN Green
Path home include:
- Energy efficiency features such as high performance windows,
insulation, and energy-efficient appliances and lighting.
- Water conservation features designed to encourage on-site
water recycling and water-efficient appliances
- Resource Management features like integrating locally
sourced lumber and recycled or reused materials
That certification will be available for homes in all price
Already, 24 new houses have received the Green Path
certification from the BATC. Several will be featured in the Spring Parade of
Homes that runs through April 1, 2012.