Performance Management Guidelines

P.0 Guideline Management Required Required
P.1 General Project Data Required Required
P.2 Planning for Conservation Required Required
P.3 Integrated Design Process Required Required
P.4 Design and Construction Commissioning Required Required
P.5 Operations Commissioning Required Required
P.6 Lowest Life Cycle Cost Recommended Recommended
P.99 General Project Data Recommended Recommended


Required Tools

B3 Guidelines Tracking Tool


Appendix P-0a Suggested Implementation for All Performance Management Guidelines
Appendix P-0b Guideline Management Supporting Information
Appendix P-3a Integrated Design Process Supporting Information
Appendix P-3b Integrated Design Process Supporting Information Matrix
Appendix P-3c Construction Air Quality Management Plan Template
Appendix P-3d Construction Waste Management Plan Template
Appendix P-3e Corrective Period Air Quality Management Plan Template
Appendix P-4a Design and Construction Commissioning Supporting Information
Appendix P-4b Design and Construction Commissioning Matrix
Appendix P-4c Design and Construction Commissioning Plan Template
Appendix P-5a Operations Commissioning Supporting Information
Appendix P-5b Operations Commissioning Matrix
Appendix P-5c Operations Commissioning Plan Template
Appendix P-6 Life Cycle Cost Supporting Information



The Performance Management section outlines a process to support successful performance improvements intended by the State of Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines (B3 Guidelines) by documenting progress towards performance criteria throughout the planning, design, and construction phases. Monitoring of key systems throughout occupancy provides information for continuous improvement of operations and for planning and constructing future State projects. In addition, the Performance Management guidelines address the creation and use of the team necessary for a well-integrated solution, and the thorough evaluation of current and future needs so that all facilities are well-utilized and represent a responsible use of economic and natural resources over time.


To employ processes that improve the ongoing performance of facilities towards the lowest lifetime costs, and to promote design and operational decisions based on improving environmental, human, and economic outcomes.


  • Define a process for tracking progress towards guideline compliance throughout the project development and operation.
  • Document information that captures design intent and actual performance to track progress towards desired guideline outcomes and to facilitate guideline improvement.
  • Define a planning, control and tracking process to ensure that specific steps take place that are needed to support the operational achievement of performance criteria.
  • Initiate and utilize an integrated team approach to produce integrated solutions.
  • Review needs and resources thoroughly so as to maximize utilization of space.
  • Provide guidance on determining the lowest life cycle cost for project alternatives.