Policy Development

LHB engages with clients, community partners, and local and state governments to inform policy and operations with research and best practices to promote sustainable growth.

LHB co-authored Minnesota’s first sustainable design guidelines in 1997 and remains on the team that provides ongoing management of what has evolved into Buildings, Benchmarks & Beyond (B3). As the only design firm on the B3 development team, LHB brings an informed perspective to developing policy such as the SB 2030 Energy Standard that will ensure even greater efficiency and carbon reduction for new and renovated buildings. LHB serves organizations in the creation and implementation of sustainable growth guidelines, such as the City of St. Louis Park’s Green Building Policy.

LHB played a key role in the design of the B3 Case Studies Database, a powerful online tool that tracks design and performance data for B3 buildings and compares data across projects.