Passive House Minnesota Meeting
December 9, 2009 rescheduled due to weather, now 1/20/2009
AIA Minnesota, International Market Square, Minneapolis
We’ll be meeting in suite 512 on the 5th floor, NOT in the AIA office.
Please contact us if you would like to be invited to this meeting: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s been almost a year since we started work on the Passive House in the Woods. It’s about time that it makes an appearance on the blog. So without further ado, here is an image and a description.
The Passive House in the Woods is a 1,900 square foot two-story single family home with walk-out basement level, and a rooftop terrace. It sits on just over one acre in the Town of Hudson, WI—minutes from interstate 94. Located on the outer edge of a residential development, the home overlooks the St. Croix river valley. The building lot provides stunning views Read more →
I recently edited this article and thought it’d be a good idea to put it back on the blog as an entry. This entry is permanently linked on the right hand side under pages.
Passive House is a rigorous, voluntary building energy standard focusing on superior energy efficiency and quality of life at low operating cost.
Passive House is the highest certified building energy standard in the world, with the promise of reducing the total energy consumption of buildings by up to 90%, while providing superior comfort and indoor environmental quality. When Read more →
You are cordially invited to the first Passive House Minnesota meeting.
We are looking to found a local organization to support and promote the Passive House building energy standard. We are looking for planners, designers, engineers, builders, vendors, suppliers, educators, lobbyists, building geeks, and energy conservationists—basically professionals who would like to support and promote the Passive House building energy standard. Join us at the meeting and become a member of a strong lobby for a strong concept.
We’ll be meeting in suite 512 (AIA conference suite) at International Market Square in Minneapolis. (NOT in the AIA office)
Please contact us if you would like to partake in this meeting: email@example.com
I just finished reading “The Green Tragedy” by Pat Murphy. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Pat at the 2008 and 2009 Passive House conferences. I admire his sensibility for the dilemma we currently face in respect to energy and buildings. IMHO, this book is a great summary of what’s going on in the building industry right now. It’s not all bad, as Pat points out a number of opportunities to make things right. Thumbs up and thanks for your work, Pat!
The Passive House Standard: What it is and Why it Matters
Converge Emerge, 75th Annual AIA Minnesota Convention & Exposition
November 11, 2009; Time: 8.30AM
2009 AIA-MN Convention
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 211B
I will be giving this lecture with Stephan Tanner. You can find him at http://www.theperfectbuilding.com/
John Straube’s follow up article can be found at this link: Insight
A point-by-point clarification of why the Passive House Standard sets a worthy goal for North America by my colleagues, Marc Rosenbaum and David White.
This reposted article follows up with John Straube’s article, referenced in my last post.
A number of people recommended John Straube’s article on buildingscience.com to me. I appreciate that PH is being discussed on buildingscience.com and John’s in-depth assessment of PH in cold climate settings.
I thought I’d offer some perspective from my corner of the world (Minneapolis, MN = cold climate). Read more →
Passive House in the Woods
October 16, 2009 Time: 3.30 pm
Urbana, IL 61801
RT @metrohippie For 2 billion years, life has flourished from one source of energy, solar radiation… Past 200 yrs, 90% energy from burning fossil fuels. Metrohippie
Study: U.S. subsidizes fossil fuels 2.5 times more than renewables: http://green.autoblog.com/2009/09/19/stury-u-s-subsidises-fossil-fuels-2-5-times-more-than-renewabl/