The B3 Sustainable Building 2030 (SB 2030) Energy Standard is a progressive energy conservation program designed to significantly reduce the energy and carbon in Minnesota commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. Based on the national Architecture 2030 program, program, SB 2030 has been tailored to the needs of Minnesota buildings. The SB 2030 Energy Standard for all projects built after 2010 is 60 percent below that of an average building. Then in 2015, the standard becomes 70 percent better and so on until net zero energy is reached in 2030. The SB 2030 Energy Standard is required on all projects that receive general obligation bond funding from the State of Minnesota. SB 2030 can also be used on a voluntary basis on any project. If the B3 Guidelines are used, the SB 2030 Energy Standard is automatically included in the process. Data collected as part of the B3 and SB 2030 programs will be publicly accessible, including on the B3 Case Study Database (more information below).
The B3 Case Studies Database provides design and performance information on projects using the B3 Guidelines and the SB 2030 Energy Standard. Each project case study includes a Scorecard with several performance metrics including energy, carbon, water, stormwater, and waste. The case study also includes an SB 2030 Label indicating the projects Energy Use Intensity (EUI) during design and actual performance.