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Jeremiah Project

The Jeremiah Program is a multi-faith based organization whose mission is to provide supportive housing and services to low income single mothers and their children. The Program is committed to developing self reliance amongst its participants by creating a safe and affordable environment in which they can complete their education, develop self-empowerment skills through on-campus mentorship and coaching, and provide child development services in the campus’s full-service daycare program.

This three-story development includes two floors of 2 and 3 bedroom apartment units over a first floor that includes classrooms and supportive services, a child development center and daycare, a community center for volunteer functions, and facility management offices. Underground parking is provided for the residents.

Sustainability
  • CDG has tracked the project using the Green Communities Criteria, an edited version of the Minnesota Sustainable Design Guide; The project scores 79 out of a possible 100 on both of these guides
  • Jeremiah has elected not to participate in the LEED program due to the cost of reporting, however, as a matter of practice, CDG has tracked it with the LEED guide; the new facility would score 34 points, or a “Silver” rating, under these criteria.

Other Sustainable Features Include:

  • Low VOC paints
  • Recycled content carpeting
  • Panelized construction
  • Redevelopment of a brownfield site
  • Interior windows in corridors to increase daylight penetration - all spaces have superb daylight and views
  • White roof membrane and underground parking decrease urban heat island effect
  • Pedestrian-friendly location
  • Communal garden for residents
  • High efficiency heating and cooling system
  • Extensive use of engineered wood products

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Architecture • Engineering • Interiors • Historic Preservation • Planning