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precertified passive house 

Minneapolis, MN 2023

Precipitate has the humbling opportunity to work with incredible clients that share our vision of melding good design, affordable homes and Passive House efficiency. The Northside Passive project is a collaboration between Precipitate, Urban Homeworks, and Project for Pride in Living. Funding from Minneapolis Homes will enable five smartly-designed, Phius-certified homes to be made available for ownership by families with low incomes. The concept is designed so that floorplans and most design elements can stay the same and be properly oriented to the sun, with only the porch and entry changing to respond to lot layout. Construction will begin summer 2023.

High Performance Elements

  • Simple Massing

  • Consolidated efficient floor plan

  • Glazing and shading elements optimized for passive heating, cooling, daylight, and views

  • Triple-pane windows

  • R40+ walls, R60+ roof, R-25+ slab

  • Air-tight construction

  • Heat recovery

  • Cold climate heat pump

Architect & Certified Passive House Consultant

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