Consulting Services

  ◦  Passive House Certification Consulting

  ◦  Energy & Water Benchmarking

  ◦  Energy Modeling

  ◦  Daylight Analysis

  ◦  Net-Positive Energy Feasibility Studies

  ◦  Benchmarking for B3 SB2030 and the AIA 2030 Commitment

  ◦  Carbon Neutrality Planning

  ◦  Hygrothermal Modeling

  ◦  Materials Research

       Frameworks

  ◦  Passive House (PHIUS+ 2015, PHIUS+           2018)

  ◦  AASHE STARS

  ◦  RELi

  ◦  Living Building Challenge

  ◦  SB2030 / B3 Guidelines

  ◦  LEED

Regenerative Design Planning Tool

We bring experience with a wide range of rating and design frameworks that support sustainable, resilient, and regenerative design. We use them as frameworks to guide our work, regardless of whether a project is pursing certification. Common themes can be found across all frameworks, which we have illustrated in our regenerative planning tool below.

Metrics

We measure the planned impact of our designs' with metrics. Some metrics are visible (water, daylight, materials, waste, landscape), some seem ephemeral but are measurable (energy, carbon), and some are critical but difficult to quantify (equity, beauty, resilience). We work with our clients to set goals ranging from standard building practices that are exploitative, to ambitious regenerative and resilient practices. We realize that not all projects can achieve regenerative status in all categories, so we identify areas of focus that are feasible and priorities that are most impactful to the specific context of each project: place, people, institutional structure, resources, and economic models.

       Clients

  ◦  City of Perham

  ◦  City of Saint Paul

  ◦  Bayview Foundation, Madison, WI

  ◦  Community Action Center of Northfield

  ◦  Newport Midwest

  ◦  Seward Redesign

  ◦  Oertel Architects, St. Paul, MN

  ◦  LHB, Minneapolis, MN

  ◦  Sedgewick & Ferweda Architects, Flint MI

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