Precipitate is elated to announce that we're growing and warmly welcome Janneke Schaap to the team! When asked what she does, she'll drop "energy and climate change avoidance architecture" on you, then passionately engage in a conversation about what that means.
Designer, process thinker and residential sustainability expert, Janneke is driven to create buildings that solve the built environment’s role in climate change. As former Technical Specialist for GreenStar, Janneke evaluated incoming projects for compliance with the premier local green building standard, cultivating deep working knowledge of how Minnesota energy codes and prescriptive green building standards intersect. Her education in Architecture & Sustainability Studies at the University of Minnesota included overlay research of LEED for Homes, GreenStar & Passive House certification programs. Most recently she worked for a local architecture studio that uses Passive House (PHI) as baseline for every project. She carries this forward at Precipitate, where she brings eleven years of applied residential sustainability expertise to the table with a focus on resource efficiency, designing for energy reduction and using green building and passive house certification standards as tools to elevate design.