Janneke Schaap

sustainable design associate, member passive house mn


Janneke spends as much time as she can outdoors. Drawn to the river and to wild places, she believes the best way to get people to care for the natural world is to get them to spend time in it. Janneke travels on her bicycle, uses she/her pronouns and lives with her partner in Minneapolis, 1.1 miles from the Mississippi.

Janneke is passionate about process and thrives when leading project teams to successfully elevate the sustainability performance of their projects while navigating complex requirements. She gained a deep working knowledge of how design, construction, and sustainability intersect while evaluating incoming projects for compliance with the premier local green building standard, GreenStar. Her education in Architecture and Sustainability Studies included comparative research of LEED for Homes, GreenStar, and Passive House certification programs.


Janneke brings eleven years of applied residential sustainability design and consulting expertise to the table with a focus on resource efficiency, designing for energy optimization, and using green building and passive house standards as creative design tools. Janneke is a passionate advocate for sustainable lifestyles and is driven to create buildings that optimize the built environment’s role in climate change while creating thriving communities.

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