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Synergy Article on Jetson Green

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05/14/2011: Jetson Green published an article on the Synergy Concept: Synergy, a Beacon of Passive House.

Learn more about Synergy.

Introducing Synergy

Synergy Affordable High Performance Home by TE Studio

Synergy is a beacon for the 21st century renaissance of residential high-performance design. It is built on the world’s leading energy efficiency standard—Passive House. Within a building envelope that is designed to minimize maintenance cycles and age gracefully, it provides highest levels of comfort and healthy day-lit interiors. Synergy’s combination of amazing performance and built-in energy conservation make it a leapfrog performer that will save you money month after month, year after year. The extremely reduced environmental footprint and extensive use of green materials combine with highly functional floor plans and beautiful, customizable design to compliment your lifestyle.

Synergy is the essence of holistic design for sustainable homes. Welcome to Synergy. Welcome Home.

Download the brochure: Synergy Flyer Web

Talk to us about your project: info@testudio.com

We are at the Living Green Expo 2011

Join us on May 7 and 8 at the State Fair Grounds for this year’s Living Green Expo. We’ll be in the Education building, in aisle A and booth 04. We are going to showcase our holistic approach to sustainable building design. Among other things, we’ll offer an insight into affordable high-peformance designs that cut 80% of operations cost and stretch maintenance cycles by a factor of 2 and more. On Saturday, I will be lecturing at Noon about Passive House. See you!

2 Lectures this Week

I’ll be at the U of M tomorrow, 4/19/11 from 11.15 to 12.30 at Rhapson Hall to lecture on the basics of Passive House and sustainable design.

On Wednesday, I will share the stage with the owner of the Passive House in the Woods project to share our experience: 4/20/11;  10 – 11am; North Hennepin Community College. Link

PHitW Project on Minneapolis Examiner

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The Minneapolis Examiner published an article by Shengyin Xu about the Passive House in the Woods project yesterday. 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.

Event Reminder: MPLS Neighborhood Talk on 2/12

I will be at the Corcoran Park Neighborhood Sustainability Event tomorrow, February 12, 2011. From 11 am – 12.30 pm I will be lecturing on Deep Energy Reduction Retrofitting. You can find out how a retrofit can bring 21st century performance to your home.

Venue:
Corcoran Park
3334 20th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Open to the public.

Upcoming NHCC Lecture – Save the Date

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North Hennepin Community College invited me to share the stage with Dr. Konkol—the owner of the Passive House in the Woods. Dr. Konkol and I will be discussing our experience with the Passive House project, and inform and educate young people to consider energy efficient housing as they begin planning for their own projects.

As part of the same event at NHCC, Will Steger is presenting as a keynote speaker on Monday, April 18. He will be speaking on his polar experiences and on energy efficient housing. We’ll be able to tie into his lecture with Dr. Konkol’s house.

Please save the date: April 20, 2011 from 10 – 11 AM at North Hennepin Community College. Details to follow.

Passive House Slideshow posted

Passive House slideshow for Passive House Minnesota Event on February 3, 2011

I gave this presentation at the local Passive House Minnesota event today.

Corey Gaffer Photos

Passive House in the Woods by Corey Gaffer

Corey Gaffer posted a series of photos and an animation of the Passive House in the Woods on his blog. Nice work Corey!

What does a Passive House cost? [upd.]

I refined an article I wrote about the cost of Passive House. For those who read it, you may find it to be more precise, and I added a couple of points towards the end regarding affordability and return on investment. Enjoy.