Passive House and Zero Energy Ready report
The City contracted with TE Studio, Ltd., doing business as Intep - Integrated Planning, to assist with the development of a report to support the implementation of a Sustainability Policy for one to 20 unit homes. The purpose of the attached report is to clarify the differences between higher efficiency certification standards and existing standards for single-family home design and applicable costs associated with each change. The results of this work assisted the City of Minneapolis in making programmatic changes to support its continued interest in sustainable housing development in the city as it moves toward an 80% reduction goal by 2050. The specific task of the report is to analyze the following performance targets in comparison:
- Minnesota Overlay for Enterprise Green Communities Criteria (“Green Communities”) – baseline
- Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (“ZERH”)
- Certified Passive House (“Passive”)
Foreclosure recovery analysis: 2008-2014
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) financed a report that was conducted by a consultant group, Corporate FACTS, to analyze outcomes related to housing investments from 2008-2014. The report focused on investments made in single family homes and low density rental housing. It included an outcomes analysis of home improvement lending, land banking, project financing, and downpayment assistance investments made by the City through a variety of financial sources and programs. The report was finalized in April 2016 and includes recommendations for future investment that the City of Minneapolis will continue to explore through additional data analysis and community engagement prior to implementation.