Cemstone & Minnesota Greenstar

Minnesota GreenStar is a residential certification building program designed to encourage healthy and sustainable building practices. The program seeks to transform the Minnesota residential building industry into one where healthy and sustainable building practices are understood, economically advantageous and socially desirable.

Minnesota GreenStar has two programs, one for remodeling and a second for new construction.  Each program has a prescriptive checklist that outlines the steps to gaining certification.

Since this is a prescriptive program, using concrete and concrete related materials will gain points, unlike LEED where concrete and concrete related products can only contribute. Moreover, the program is designed to address the unique environmental challenges faced by Minnesota builders.

Cemstone’s knowledge of “green” concrete and sustainability make us uniquely capable of assisting builders who are interested in this important initiative. Contact your Cemstone representative for more information.