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Did you know?

  • U.S. buildings account for 36% of all U.S. energy consumption, 65% of all electricity use, and 30% of all greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Paint, carpeting, linoleum, furniture materials, manufactured wood and a variety of other building materials can emit fumes and toxic gases over time.
  • Just the new building construction process alone generates millions of tons of trash and landfill a year.
  • New technologies and operations are available to designers, architects, and builders that make it economically practical to build green.
  • You can read more about these facts at

Lander Group's Green Mission Statement
Lander Group creates innovative, high-quality, comfortable, and responsibly-designed buildings which enhance the surrounding environment and the quality of life of both the homebuyer and the larger community through:

  • Urban design practices that discourage sprawl through the reuse and reclaimation of valuable city land.
  • The selection of energy efficient products and practices which minimize energy use and loss and decrease utility costs.
  • Maintaining high indoor air quality standards with well-ventilated, low lung irritant environments.
  • Conservation, reuse, and efficient use of our limited natural resources. For example, the purchase of products manufactured locally greatly reduces the energy required to ship and package.
  • Selecting responsible products and vendors who complement our green mission statement.


Click here to download the brochure

Click here for images as seen in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Product focus: Integrity Windows

You can take a quick tour of the Green Unit to view the successful Green ideas at work. We researched many products and techniques to find ones that performed the best - and rejected a number.

March 2006 Midwest Home - The Midtown Lofts Green Unit was featured in an excellent article about the emergence of practical Green developements - view PDF

Building Green at Midtown Lofts
Midtown Lofts incorporates many practical Green principles into its design. Some are easy modifications that can be done to any home, others are the result of state-of-the-art composite building materials. Many of the features listed on the tour map are development-wide, demonstrating the usability of many Green ideas.

Lander Sherman developed the Green Unit to:

  1. Research new green features and finishes.
  2. Demonstrate existing Green upgrade options.
  3. Raise awareness about Green building and introduce
    ideas that everyone can use in their own home.

Criteria for evaluating products:

  1. Great quality.
  2. Easy to source and install.
  3. Cost-effective.
  4. Fits Lander design aesthetic (looks good).


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