Green Building
Green Building
Building Prototypes
Design for Community Resilience
Wellstone rain garden
Affordable Housing
Teaching & Education


Energy and Climate Change: Provide tools, expertise, and research to support energy independence, security, and climate neutrality for the state, nation and planet.


The Water Cycle: Understand the water cycle and its relationship to the built environment in the provision, capture, use, reuse, and recharging of water in local and regional watersheds and global water cycle.


Sustainable Materials for a healthy built environment: A regenerative built environment will need a renewable source of materials that create healthy long-lasting environments.


Value and benefits of regenerative designs: Develop metrics to track the full range of value created by sustainable and regenerative designs.


Equitable designs to provide sustainability for all: Investigate building solutions to provide sustainability to all communities.


Creating Regenerative and Resilient Communities: Our communities must become regenerative and resilient not only to be sustainable, but also to respond and adapt to stress and change in a dynamic global environment.