Entries by Solution Blue

Green Infrastructure Makes Sen$e in the Twin Cities

Minnesota’s Twin Cities had green infrastructure long before it was called that…. The 53-mile Grand Rounds parkway system in Minneapolis contains numerous parks and parkways, 22 lakes within the city limits, streams, and creeks. The 6,400-acre park system is designed so that every home in Minneapolis is within 6 blocks of green space.Therefore, Twin Cities […]

Shipping containers would frame proposed North Loop offices

An innovative trend of constructing buildings out of shipping containers is making its first foray in the Twin Cities with a new office building proposal unveiled on Friday. Local marketing firm Akquracy is beginning plans to construct what founder Scott Petinga says would be the largest shipping container building in North America.” Minnesota Star Tribune […]

Solution Blue CEO To Speak at 2013 Brownfields Summit

 CEO of Solution Blue John Hink started cleaning up brownfields in the 1990s and has worked on over 200 brownfield projects in his career. Today, John is not only cleaning up brownfields, he’s helping the public and private sectors develop on complex sites through creative site design and green stormwater management. Don’t miss this unique […]

Office Building Planned Near Target Field

The Bickford, a small three-story office building, is planned for the North Loop area of Minneapolis. Solution Blue is working with the developer to design the building for a LEED certification.” Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal (April 2013)  Visit: Office building planned near Target Field

Solution Blue Among MCWD 2011 Watershed Heroes Award Recipients

This St. Paul-based development firm specializes in sustainable design.  It routinely goes above and beyond stormwater runoff requirements on projects including its work with the MCWD at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church and Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and at the Eldridge Subdivision in St. Louis Park.” MCWD Announces 2011 WATERSHED HEROES AWARDS  (Oct. 10, 2011) View […]

Cookas Works to Keep Water Where it Belongs

I’m working with clients and owners and collaborating with architects, schools, and watershed districts to keep water on site, close to where it falls, and disconnecting old storm systems. Decreasing the loads on old infrastructure is the main goal, as is promoting infiltration. – Mitchell Cookas” Landscape Architecture Magazine (September 2010)

Twins’ Target Field Achieves LEED® Silver Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council today awarded Target Field LEED® Silver Certification, making it the second Major League ballpark in the United States to achieve that status. Having collected the most certification points ever awarded to a ballpark, Target Field is the greenest ballpark in America.” PRLOG – Press Release Distribution (April 8, 2010) Visit Site: Twins’ Target Field Achieves […]