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Article on greenbuildingadvisor.com

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Richard Defendorf at greenbuildingadvisor.com put together a nice article on the Passive House in the Woods. Check it out at this link.

Upcoming Lecture at the Passive House Conference

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I’ll be presenting the Passive House in the Woods at the 5th North American Passive House Conference on Saturday, November 6th 2010, time t.b.d.

You can find more info and register for the conference at the Conference Website.

All my upcoming and past speaking engagements can be found in the Portfolio/Lecture section of this website.

Sustainable Shelter Exhibit

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The U of M’s Bell Museum in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Building Research invited us to participate in their latest exhibit, Sustainable Shelter—Dwelling within the Forces of Nature. The exhibit will show the many ways that animals and humans create shelter, and explain how shelters relate to the environment. Doors opened this past weekend and the exhibit will be on through May 15th. The grand opening is November 11. Find the CSBR’s press release at this link.

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.