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Training Materials

           Program Updates

    • B3 Programs and Tools – What’s New and What’s Next (B3 Program Celebration, February 2024) Slides

  Small Buildings and Sites

    • Demystifying B3 for Small Projects – (AIA MN Conference on Architecture, November 2022) Recording & Slides
    • An Introduction to the SB 2030 Small Buildings Method (B3/SB2030 Training, June 2021) – Recording & Slides
    • An Introduction to the B3 Guidelines Small Building Method (B3/SB2030 Training, March 2021) – Recording & Slides

  Energy and Atmosphere

    • Financing High Performance Buildings (Science Museum of Minnesota Symposium on Sustainable Buildings 2030, November 2023) Slides
    • SB 2030 and the Future Commercial Energy Code (Science Museum of Minnesota Symposium on Sustainable Buildings 2030, November 2023) Slides
    • SB 2030, Future Weather, and Climate Resilience (Science Museum of Minnesota Symposium on Sustainable Buildings 2030, November 2023) Slides
    • Enhanced Sustainability (Presented with Minnesota Housing, October 2023) Recording & Slides
    • SB 2030 Overview (B3/SB 2030 Training, on demand) Recording & Slides
    • Pre-Design and Planning for Electrification (Science Museum of Minnesota Symposium on Sustainable Buildings 2030, October 2022) – Integrating High Performance in Pre-Design, Decarbonization through Electrification
    • Sustainable Buildings 2030: Lessons Learned and Planning for the Future (Science Museum of Minnesota Symposium on Sustainable Buildings 2030, February 2022) –  Recording Part 1,  Recording Part 2, & Slides
    • Offsite Renewable Energy Options for SB 2030: Renewables, Energy Credits, Green Power, and More (B3/SB2030 Training, December 2021) – Recording & Slides
    • Pathways to SB 2030: Three Minnesota Case Studies (AIA MN Conference on Architecture, November 2021) – Recording & Slides
    • SB2030 – Welcome to the (80 Percent to Zero Carbon Goal) Neighborhood (AIA MN Conference on Architecture, November 2020) – Recording
    • SB2030 Updates: Using the Energy Standard Tool’s New Features (B3/SB2030 Training, October 2020) – Recording & Slides
    • Energy and Atmosphere Updates in B3 Version 3.2 – Part 1 (B3/SB2030 Training, May 2020) – Recording & Slides
    • Energy and Atmosphere Updates in B3 Version 3.2 – Part 2 (B3/SB2030 Training, May 2020) – Slides
    • SB 2030 As-Designed Training (AIA MN Conference on Architecture, November 2019) – Recording & Slides

  Materials and Waste

    • Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment for the B3 Guidelines (B3/SB2030 Training, June 2022) – Recording & Slides
    • Using LCA for Sustainable Design (B3/SB2030 Training with Athena Institute) – Slides

  Indoor Environmental Quality

    • Daylight Design: Metrics and Methods for B3 Guidelines (B3/SB2030 Training, April 2022) – Recording & Slides
    • B3 Buildings: Post-Occupancy Evaluation Findings Inform Future Design Outcomes for Building Occupants (B3/SB2030 Training, December 2020) – Recording & Slides
    • Effective Acoustics (B3/SB2030 Training, May 2019) – Recording & Slides
    • Qualitative Moisture Assessment: Walk-Through and Exercises (B3/SB2030 Training, October 2019) – Slides
    • Glaser Calculation Analysis: Walk-Through and Exercises (B3/SB2030 Training, October 2019) – Slides
    • Introduction to Hygrothermal Analysis Workshop (B3/SB2030 Training, October 2019) – Slides
    • Thermal Bridge Modeling Basics Workshop (B3/SB2030 Training, 2017) – Slides
    • Thermal Bridge Concepts Workshop (B3/SB2030 Training, 2017) – Slides
    • WUFI Pro Walk-Through and Exercises (B3/SB2030 Training, October 2019)- Slides

  Site and Water

    • Site and Water Updates Including Small and Constrained Sites (B3/SB2030 Training, May 2022) – Recording & Slides
    • Version 3.1: Understanding the Site and Water Section (B3/SB2030 Training, November 2018) – Recording & Slides

  Performance Management

    • Beyond Cutsheets and Keys: Best Practices for Building Handoff (B3/SB2030 Training, on demand) – Recording & Slides
    • Introducing B3 Resilience Guidelines and the Resilience Worksheet Tool (B3/SB2030 Training, February 2021) – Recording & Slides
    • Designing For Resilience with the B3 Guidelines (AIA MN Conference on Architecture, October 2020) – Recording & Slides

  General

    • Project Role: Agency Contact (B3/SB2030 Training, on demand) – Recording, Slides and PDF.
    • Variances and Non-Compliance (B3/SB2030 Training, on demand) – Recording
    • Navigating the B3 Tracking Tool (B3/SB2030 Training, on demand) – Recording