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2014 International Passive House Days

TE Studio is excited to invite you to the fifth annual Passive House Tour in our region.

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Please join us for an opportunity to learn about and experience Passive House—the world’s most comfortable and energy effcient building standard. Two of our designs will be open to the public on November 8 and 9, 2014. Click for details. We look forward to seeing you.

2014 Passive House Tour Invite

 

Lecture at NAPHN14 Conference & Expo

I will be speaking at this year’s North American Passive House Network conference in Portland, ME, on September 23 at 11:30 am. Focus of this lecture will be Passive House retrofitting.

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TE Studio & Intep Open House August 1!

 

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Save the date! Friday, August 1st from 3–9. Come see our new office. Experience a deep energy reduction retrofit office building and chat with the experts. 

Our New Office

Starting today, we are working out of our new offices at 901 23rd Avenue NE in Minneapolis, MN 55418. Please update your address book accordingly. Phone and email information remain the same. We look forward to welcoming you at our new location.

EcoMetro Sustainable Living Tour

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Come visit us this Saturday any time from 10-4 at The Passive House in the Woods. We are proud to be part of the EcoMetro Sustainable Living Tour.

Address: 908 Kirkwood Way North, Town of Hudson WI 54016.

Hope to see you there, we’d love to give you a tour!

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Passive House Farm Progress Photo

The Passive House Farm in Northfield is coming along very nicely. Here is a photo I took at the recent International Passive House Days.

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2013 International Passive House Days

Please Join Us For The 2013 International Passive House Days

TE Studio is a co-founder and proud supporter of the local Passive House Alliance chapter.  Please join us for an opportunity to learn about and experience Passive House—the World’s most comfortable and energy effcient building standard.
Three of our designs will be open to the public on November 9 and 10, 2013.

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Passive House in the Woods, Konkol Residence
Wisconsin’s first certified Passive House; net-energy positive energy performance

Open November 9 from 9 to 11:30AM.

908 Kirkwood Way North
Town of Hudson, WI 54016

Project Overview

 

 

MinnePHit HouseMinnePHit House, Brazelton Residence
The first certified Passive House retrofit (EnerPHit) in a cold-climate

Open November 9 from 2 to 4 PM

5605 Bloomington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Project Overview

 

 

Passive House Farm

Northfield Passive House Farm

Open November 10 from 10:30 AM to Noon.

2713 Union Lake Trail
Northfield MN 55057

Project Overview

Passive House Farm Progress Pictures

The Passive House Farm in July 2013.

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Article in the Northeaster

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Tim Eian is featured in this article on sustainability in Minneapolis’ Northeaster.

Stealthy Green Homes – PHitW Featured In The Wall Street Journal

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Our Passive House in the Woods is part of an article in today’s Wall Street Journal on zero energy homes. The article is called “Stealthy Green Homes“.

Passive House Primer now on Youtube

I finally uploaded the most recent Passive House primer to Youtube.

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Passive House Retrofit Pilot Project

Today’s mail brought us the official EnerPHit wall plaque for the MinnePHit House project. This building is officially one of the highest-performing retrofit buildings in a cold climate anywhere.

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Passive House Lecture on 4/10

I will be lecturing this upcoming week about the basics of Passive House. The lecture is part of the 2013 Twin Cities Passive House Alliance Chapter’s lecture series.
The lecture will be held this Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM in our offices in the historic St. Anthony Main Building – 212 2nd St. SE, Suite 222, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Drinks and snacks will be provided. You can find more details and register at the national Passive House Alliance website at: http://www.phalliance.com/community-resources/national-events-calendar/national-events-calendar
The event will be broadcast via webcast—so you can participate from the comforts of your home or office.
I look forward to seeing you at the event. There’ll be more lectures upcoming. Please feel free to check out the Passive House Alliance Minneapolis/ St. Paul website for announcements: http://www.phamsp.org

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MinnePHit House is First Cold-Climate Passive House Retrofit

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The MinnePHit House received the Passivhaus Institute’s EnerPHit certification—making it the first cold-climate retrofit they ever certified. We were fortunate to partner with the PHI on this pilot project, which leverages their brand new retrofit certification program. We are excited about this milestone, and the fact that EnerPHit works in US climate zone 6 for a home that is over 80 years old. The results are truly amazing.

 

Passive House Lecture at the University of Minnesota

I’ll be lecturing about the Passive House building energy standard at the University of Minnesota’s school of architecture on Tuesday, March 5. Details below.

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Introduction to the Passive House Building Energy Standard

3/5/2013: 2.30 – 3.45 PM
Room 31 in the basement of the old wing of the architecture building.