Sustainability is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
It considers a larger approach to decision-making by determining ahead of time how policies and actions impact people, the environment and our economy.
Dakota County adopted sustainable building standards for County construction and remodeling projects. These standards provide for affordable, long-lasting and high-performance buildings while minimizing negative impacts on people and the environment.
Sustainable County Facilities
The following Dakota County facilities apply sustainability features:
Green remodeling is planning to make a home healthy and well-designed for people and the environment. With careful planning, green remodeling can lower utility bills, reduce maintenance needs, and create a healthy home while incorporating comfort and style. Find out more about residential sustainability.