Look-alike apartment buildings in northeast Minneapolis showcase new ideas in energy efficiency

Look-alike apartment buildings in northeast Minneapolis showcase new ideas in energy efficiency

At first glance a pair of side-by-side apartment buildings slated to be built on an industrial site in northeast Minneapolis look nearly identical. They are not. One building will be built to conventional construction specifications. The other will be extra energy-efficient and equipped with a sophisticated ventilation system. The 118-unit Hook & Ladder plan was conceived as a first-of-its-kind demonstration project that will showcase Passive House construction techniques in multifamily construction and target one of the most underserved segments of the market: renters who earn less than 60 percent of the area median income. The project is aimed at […]