Best of B3 Recognition 2023

The State of Minnesota is leading the nation in requiring 80% more energy efficient State buildings in an effort to have all State construction carbon neutral by 2030. Designed to increase energy efficiency and sustainability, the State of Minnesota’s Buildings, Benchmarks, and Beyond (B3) programs were developed for and are required on State-funded projects in Minnesota.

On May 24th, 2023 the sixth Best of B3 Recognition event was held at Second Harvest Heartland’s Headquarters to recognize the achievements of B3 program participants. In addition to the presentation of award winners, this event featured a tour of Second Harvest Heartland’s offices and warehouse, and participants joined in a volunteer effort to pack food for distribution to community food shelves around southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Best of B3 Benchmarking categories were not included in the 2023 event as year-over-year comparison of building operations data during the pandemic was deemed unfair.

Best of B3 2023 Award Winners

The winners in each category were selected by a committee made up of staff from the CSBR and the Departments of Administration and Commerce.