West Side Flats

Precipitate was hired by the City of Saint Paul to serve as the Certified Passive House Consultant for the West Side Flats IIIB, 82 units of affordable housing. The project achieved pre-certification under the PHIUS+2018 standard and construction began summer 2020. Precipitate stepped in to the project during the Construction Documentation stage, working with Kaas Wilson Architects to gather project information, lead in-person workshops, conduct energy models, and coordinate submission and required revisions with the PHIUS rating organization.

Image credit Kaas Wilson Architects

Project Team

  • Client: City of Saint Paul

  • Developer: Sherman Associates

  • Architect: Kaas Wilson

  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: Cain Thomas Associates

  • Contractor: Frana Construction

  • PHIUS+ Verifier: Center for Energy and the Environment

  • Certified Passive House Consultant: Precipitate