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Minneapolis, MN 2020

Sustainability Consulting

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Precipitate worked with an incredibly engaged and visionary project team to enhance and coordinate sustainability elements of the rooftop farm, including rainwater storage and reuse and recovering heat from a glass blowing studio within the building to use to heat the rooftop greenhouse. Precipitate's work was funded in part by a Planning Grant from the Mississippi River Watershed Management Organization and helped secure funding for a $250,000 capital grant from the McKnight Foundation.


The greater Focus Arts Building is a 22,000 SF commercial building redeveloped by Seward Redesign to accommodate a diverse mix of arts-focused uses in support of community-identified needs as part of the larger Seward Commons Redevelopment.



High Performance Elements

  • Rainwater Storage and Reuse

  • Glass Furnace Waste Heat Recovery



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