Reminder: Request for Comments on the 2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria
In preparation for the adoption of the 2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, Minnesota Housing is asking for comments on the 2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria to help guide the creation of our 2021 Minnesota Overlay to the 2020 Green Communities Criteria. Please provide comments on the 2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria by Monday, February 17, 2020. Responses may be emailed to Katherine Teiken, Clean Energy Program Specialist or Mike Thomas, Staff Architect. Comments may include support for specific criteria, requests to change or remove criteria through the Minnesota Overlay document, or any other general thoughts on energy efficiency, renewable energy, or climate resiliency efforts at Minnesota Housing.
Reminder: Request for Volunteers
Minnesota Housing is still looking for volunteers to serve on a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) with the primary purpose to help us review comments and discuss ideas to further advance innovation involving energy and climate change. We anticipate hosting approximately two meetings in late winter and early spring of 2020. Please let Katherine or Mike know by Monday, February 17, 2020 if you would like your name added to the pool of volunteers for us to select from to serve on the TAG.
Minnesota Housing Process and Timeline
Minnesota Housing will not be adopting the 2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria until April 2021 ahead of the 2021 RFP. Minnesota Housing will release the 2020 Minnesota Overlay to the 2015 Green Communities Criteria no later than April 2020. 
Our tentative timeline is:
  • February 17, 2020: Comments due to Minnesota Housing on the 2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria.
  • April, 2020: Minnesota Housing releases the 2020 Minnesota Overlay to the 2015 Green Communities Criteria. 
  • April, 2021: Minnesota Housing releases the 2021 Minnesota Overlay to the 2020 Green Communities Criteria.
2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria
The 2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria is now available! The new webpage has helpful information including the 2020 Enterprise Green Communities PDF document, appendices, supporting documents, other useful links, and access to the 2020 Enterprise Green Communities Certification Portal.  
Questions?
If you have questions about this eNews or other rental housing building standards topics, contact Katherine Teiken, Clean Energy Program Specialist at 651.296.7610 or Mike Thomas, Staff Architect at 651.297.5135.

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