2/27/2012: The Passive House in the Woods project was published in a new book by Chris Uffelen called: “Passive Houses – energy efficient homes” that can now be pre-ordered on Amazon.com.
2/27/2012: Richard Defendorf of GreenBuildingAvdisor.com put together a little follow up on the 1st year performance of the Passive House in the Woods project in Hudson, WI. You can read the entire article after the jump: Passive House in the Woods Goes Energy-Positive.
1/11/2012: Our studio was just featured in an article on the Graphisoft BIM Engine Blog: Passive House Expert, TE Studio Sharpens ArchiCAD Tools
11/12/2011: The Star Tribune published an article today about the MinnePHit project: “A house with no furnace? You bet”
Greenbuildingadvisor.com features the MinnePHit House blog: MinnePHit House
10/01/2011: Hudson Star Observer covers the solar tour, including the Passive House in the Woods: Owners open homes to promote solar power
05/14/2011: Jetson Green published an article on the Synergy Concept: Synergy, a Beacon of Passive House.
02/11/2011: The Minneapolis Examiner published an article by Shengyin Xu about the Passive House in the Woods project. It’s a great primer on Passive House and it highlights some of the key features of the Passive House in the Woods very well. Read.
1/22/2011: Architecture Week posted a brief article on the cold climate session at the 2010 North American Passive House Conference in Portland, OR. Tim D. Eian presented the Passive House in the Woods as part of this session.
12/29/2010: The Daily Reporter posted an article about the Passive House in the Woods project. Read it here.
12/24/2010: The Hudson Star Observer followed up with Gary Konkol this week to see how he’s doing in the house without furnace. Read the entire article here.
12/14/2010: The Star Tribune printed an article today about the Passive House in the Woods project: “Solar Powerhouse“.
12/2010: The Passive House in the Woods project is featured in Remodeling Today Magazine: “An Extreme Eco-Friendly Home”.
12/2/2010: The Wisconsin State Journal featured an article about the Passive House in the Woods in its December 2 issue. The article highlights Passive House design in general and uses this project as a specific example.
11/11/2010: Eco Home Magazine published an article about the Passive House Alliance, mentioning the Passive House in the Woods project, as well as the 7th international Passive House Days event that we are participating in.
10/21/2010: Richard Defendorf at greenbuildingadvisor.com put together a nice article on the Passive House in the Woods. Check it out at this link.
10/15/2010: Preston Koerner of Jetson Green put together a nice little article about the Passive House in the Woods. Thanks Preston.
Metro Magazine listed the Passive House in the Woods as number 34 on their Metro Top 100 list.
Click here to view the Channel 5 TV coverage of the Passive House in the Woods.
Just to be accurate, the waste-water heat recovery unit in the basement does not heat or cool the home, it pre-warms cold water going into the hot water system to reduce the need for water heating.
MPR picked up on the Passive House in the Woods and conducted an interview with Gary Konkol, the owner. You can find the interview on MPR’s website.
6/6/2010: St. Paul Pioneer Press on the Passive House in the Woods: “Hudson, Wis. / House’s energy use puts it nearly off the grid”.
5/5/2010: Hudson Star Observer on the Passive House in the Woods: “North Hudson man takes building ‘green’ to a new level”.
5/4/2010: Green Builder Magazine on the Passive House in the Woods project: “Passive Agressive”.
3/6/2010: West Central Tribune on Tim Eian’s visit to Montevideo: “Advocates say it’s time for a technological leap forward”.
Spring 2010: Passive House in the Woods in “The Buzz” section of this month’s spring edition of MSP Magazine.
Green Building Advisor is now following the Passive House in the Woods project on their website. Look for it in the Jobblog
This video was recorded in the summer of 2008 during a consulting project.
12/4/2008: Spring Valley Tribune on Tim’s visit to Eagle Bluff: “Passive House designer visits Eagle Bluff”.
12/2/2008: TE Studio and the Appleseed House on Twin Cities Daily Planet: “A change in the air: The minneAppleseed Passive House”.
11/23/2008: TE Studio has been recognized by StartupNation (http://www.startupnation.com) as one of the top businesses in its annual Home Based 100 competition under the category of The Greenest. Find the entire press release here: 2008-hb100-winners-press-release
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