April Program * Reduction & Resiliency: Commercial Real Estate Responds to Climate Change

Date April 19, 2023
Location The Hutton House, 10715 S Shore Dr, Medicine Lake, MN 55441
Time 11:00 am - 1:15 pm(CDT)
2023-04-19 11:00:00 2023-04-19 13:15:00 April Program * Reduction & Resiliency: Commercial Real Estate Responds to Climate Change The Hutton House, 10715 S Shore Dr, Medicine Lake, MN 55441 -event@crewnetwork.org
Arrive early for networking!
11:00 - 11:45 am: Registration, Networking & Lunch
11:45 am - 12:00 pm: Opening announcements
12:00 - 1:15 pm: Presentation

This program will explore two aspects of the impact of climate change on the built environment– the call to reduce carbon emissions and the need for buildings to be designed to withstand the changing environment caused by climate change. Minnesota’s Climate Action Framework includes goals associated with both: a goal of improving building codes and standards so that all new commercial and large multi-family buildings produce net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2036 and a goal of adopting provisions in construction and remodeling codes that create resilient design standards.

The CRE industry in Minnesota is stepping up to meet both the reduction and resilience challenges through innovations in design, materials usage and incorporation of sustainability principals in new and existing construction. At the same time, real estate and design professionals are figuring out ways to use climate data to build resiliency into buildings and governments are looking at relevant codes to ensure the need for climate resiliency is taken into account in designing and constructing buildings. Join us to learn more!


  • Will Anderson, Director of Development at Sherman Associates
  • Simona Fischer, AIA, CPHC, Architect & Director of Sustainable Practice at MSR Design
  • Richard Graves, AIA, Director & Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Sustainable Building Research
  • Ariane Laxo, Director of Sustainability at HGA

Continuing Real Estate Education Credit has been applied for and 1 hour is pending approval from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.


Members: $45 before early deadline; $55 after and at the door*
Non-Members: $85
Students: Free for MNCREW student members; $15 for non-member students (full-time undergraduate, graduate, technical college or high school students). MNCREW student members may register online; non-member students must contact us at info@mncrew.org to receive the discounted rate.

Early registration deadline: 4/14/23
*Due to venue capacity and planning deadlines, we encourage you to register early as we may not be able to accomodate late or onsite/day-of registrations.


Premium Venue Partner: The Hutton House


Health Guidelines & Recommended Code of Conduct

In an effort to keep us all safe and healthy, we ask attendees to follow the current CDC guidelines.
  • By attending this event, you agree to voluntarily assume all risk related to exposure to COVID-19 or other diseases and agree to not hold MNCREW or any of their affiliates including partners and sponsors, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, volunteers, or sponsored venues liable for illness.


Boxed lunches will be provided. Please indicate any dietary requests when you register. We may not be able to accomodate special requests onsite if we were not notified in advance.

Cancellations & Substitutions

No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, April 14, 2023. No shows will also be billed. You may send someone in your place if you are not able to make it after the cancellation deadline has passed.