Healthy Buildings for All: Fresh Energy’s Buildings department aims for deeper decarbonization

New residential high-rise buildings. Apartments with balconies in a new area. Modern residential buildings. Children's playground in the courtyard of a residential building.

Buildings are a top source of carbon pollution—both globally and in Minnesota—contributing 40 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. And while Minnesota’s electricity and transportation sectors are getting cleaner, pollution from buildings is increasing every year.

Reflection: This Pride Month, I’m dreaming of buildings for every body

Buildings are for people and our bodies. And the only way to make carbon-free buildings just and equitable is to make them for every type of body.