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Passive House in the Woods on Jetson Green

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Preston Koerner of Jetson Green put together a nice little article about the Passive House in the Woods. Thanks Preston.

Metro Magazine Listing

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Metro Magazine listed the Passive House in the Woods as number 34 on their Metro Top 100 list.

Passive House in the Woods Impressions

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I just posted some photos of the Passive House in the Woods. Please use this link to view the gallery.

Passive House in the Woods Open House tomorrow!

Please join the design team and Midwest Home for a public open house at the Passive House in the Woods tomorrow from 1 – 4 pm. We look forward to showing the home and explaining how it can stay warm without a furnace or boiler, and how it makes more energy than it consumes.

Passive House in the Woods, rear stairwell

Rear stairwell

Blower door test at the Passive House in the Woods

Today we had the final blower door test at the Passive House in the Woods project done. The result is a wonderful 0.26 ACH50, or 70 CFM of leakage at 50 Pascal pressure. Find more details in my article on the Passive House in the Woods website.

Passive House in the Woods: Save the Dates!

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  • Blower Door Test with Gary Nelson from the Energy Conservatory: 9/4/2010, 10 AM
    Please RSVP: 612-203-1629 (Tim Eian)
  • Midwest Home Magazine Open House: 9/18/2010, 1 – 4 pm
    Open to the public
  • Morr Construction & TE Studio Event: 9/24/2010, 4 – 7 pm
    Please RSVP to amanda@morrconstruction.com
  • American Standard Event featuring fixtures by American Standard, Jado and Porcher: 9/30/2010, 4 – 7 pm
    Details to be announced
  • MRES Solar Tour: Saturday, 10/2/2010, 10 am – 5 pm
    Open to the public
  • Caring for Creation / Alliance for Sustainability Event: 10/10/2010, afternoon
    Details to be announced
  • Energy Event with Enhanced Home Systems, Energy Concepts and Carol Chaffee: 10/14/2010, 5.30 pm
    Details to be announced
  • Interiors Event with InUnsion Design and Room & Board: 10/16/2010, 1 – 4 pm
    Details to be announced

Events are subject to change. Please check back.

Channel 5 coverage of the PHitW project now online

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.

Passive House in the Woods on MPR

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MPR picked up on the Passive House in the Woods and conducted an interview with Gary Konkol, the owner.

You can also find the interview on MPR’s website.

Passive House in the Woods Construction Tour date added

Enjoy the Tour

Due to popular demand we added another opportunity to see this amazing project on Thursday, July 1st at 2 pm.

Please RSVP to Amanda at Morr Construction: amanda@morrconstruction.com

PHitW on Metro Hippie

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Metro Hippie aka Josh Foss put up a blog post about his recent visit to the Passive House in the Woods project. You can find it at this link.

Passive House in the Woods Article in Pioneer Press

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The Pioneer Press published an article about the Passive House in the Woods: “Hudson, Wis. / House’s energy use puts it nearly off the grid”

Event Reminder: PHitW Construction Tour today

Passive House in the Woods - one amazing homeEnjoy the Tour

Thanks for signing up for the construction tour today. We look forward to having you and to show you around this amazing home. We’ll see you at the site at Noon.

Directions and Parking Instructions

The property is located at 908 Kirkwood Way North, Town of Hudson, WI 54016 (directions, see below). We encourage people to car-pool, seek parking on 10th Avenue, and walk 1/2 block to the property from there.

  • From the West (metro area)
  • I-94 East to Exit 1 in Wisconsin for Hudson and WI 35 North (just past the St. Croix River)
  • Take Exit 1 North towards Hudson, State Rd 35 (2nd St. S)
  • Take State Rd 35 (2nd St. S) for about 3 miles North
  • Take a right on Krattley Ln/Krattley Ln N, head uphill (East)
  • Take a left on Tenth St. N
  • SEEK PARKING NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF Tenth St. N and Kirkwood Way N!
  • Walk left on Kirkwood Way N (note: road sign only on the right) 1/2 block
  • The property is located at 908 Kirkwood Way North, immediately to the left once the road turns from asphalt to gravel
  • Meet at the construction trailer