The Minnesota Sustainable Design Guide addresses many environmental concerns, like deforestation and water pollution, that are a direct result of large-scale building construction. By suggesting more efficient practices in the development and operation of both new and renovated buildings, the authors of the guide hope to minimize these problems as much as possible. This Web site provides all the details of the guide. There are specific design strategies that are explained, with topics such as site location, water and energy use, and material selection. Other sections include information on the building life cycle, project documents, and case studies.