Sustainable Buildings

Energy and Buildings

Sustainable Facilities (Energy and Buildings)

Vision:  CSB will operate energy efficient facilities, providing healthy indoor air quality for students, faculty and staff.  This will include design and construction with the focus on ensuring buildings last 100 years, maximizing energy efficiency, promoting net zero energy consumption where possible, and utilizing renewable materials with the lowest impact and life cycle cost practicable. 


  1. Use of lifecycle analysis to guide new building construction and renovations.
  2. Repurpose/reuse buildings wherever possible.
  3. Reduce our dependence on fossil fuel by developing a renewable energy policy and installing some type of renewable energy system in all newly constructed buildings beginning in 2014.
  4. Maximize energy conservation through incentives and technology.  Provide real-time energy use data to students, faculty and staff.

LEED Platinum Townhomes

CSB was the first higher education institution in Minnesota to earn LEED for Homes Platinum for 32 student townhomes built in 2012.  Read the news release.

Students walk to class from Centennial Commons.