In June 2022, the Minnesota Passive House community came together to mount an effort and provide comment for the Minnesota QAP program, which awards points for development proposals for affordable multi-family housing in the state.
At present, Passive House projects qualify for a few points but are really only mentioned as a footnote.
The community is proposing to elevate the status of Passive House and award more points to Passive House projects in an effort to provide Passive House benefits to more people and create more equitable, sustainable, durable, comfortable, energy efficient housing.
Co-lead by Minnesotas’ Phius and Passive House Network chapters and endorsed by community organizations such as the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), as well as industry and practitioners, this comment submission demonstrates the vibrancy and energy in the Minnesota Passive House community.
Tuesday, April 19th at 5 – 6:30 pm @ Bauhaus Brew Labs
This is Passive House Minnesota’s monthly Meet & Greet (happy hour) where Passive House Minnesota members and others in the local PH community get together to discuss Passive House and drink marvelous beers.
All are welcome — whether you are a Passive House practitioner, building owner, supplier, real estate agent, developer, or general supporter — we hope to see you there!
Join us on the construction site of Brigth Haus #1, the first certified Passive House affordable housing home in Minneapolis. Vendors, architect and the general contractor are offering up their know-how, expertise and experience to show you how to air-seal a Passive House building envelope and install a Passive House window.
Join us for “Using Passive House to Achieve the AIA 2030 Commitment in Commercial and Large-Scale Buildings” on Oct. 27 at 10:30am at #A21MN!
Check out the program, and then register for the convention to attend our session. We look forward to this event and sharing our knowledge and experience with the local design and engineering community.
Speakers and Passive House Network Members: Marcy Conrad Nutt (Alchemy Architects), Etienne Gubler (SIGA North America), Jennifer Books (NK Architecture), Tim Delhey Eian (TE Studio)
Minneapolis, MN, December 16, 2020 – The city of Minneapolis has instituted a new pilot incentive program to promote the construction of affordable housing to the Passive House Standard, to help meet the city’s climate emergency obligations.