Archive for the ‘Announcement’ Category

2013 International Passive House Days

November 9th, 2013 by Tim Eian

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 […]

Passive House Lecture on 4/10

April 7th, 2013 by Tim Eian

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. […]

MinnePHit House is First Cold-Climate Passive House Retrofit

March 8th, 2013 by Tim Eian

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 […]

Passive House Lecture at the University of Minnesota

March 5th, 2013 by Tim Eian

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. 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.

Citizens For Community Resilience and Sustainability Presentation

February 16th, 2013 by Tim Eian

  I was invited to speak at this month’s Citizens For Community Resilience and Sustainability meeting in St. Anthony Village on Saturday, February 16th, at 3PM in the St. Anthony Village Community Center Council Chambers. My talk will center around high-performance new homes and retrofits—highlighting the potential and approach. The event is free and open to the […]

Upcoming Passive House Events

November 8th, 2012 by Tim Eian

Please Join Us For Two Upcoming Events TE Studio is a co-founder and proud supporter of the local Passive House Alliance chapter. This month we are involved in a couple of upcoming events. Please join us for an opportunity to learn about and experience Passive House—the World’s most comfortable and energy effcient building standard.           […]

Upcoming Lecture Announcements

September 1st, 2012 by Tim Eian

Passive House Retrofits – The MinnePHit House 9/12/2012: 5 – 7.30 PM TE Studio Office: 212 2nd St. SE #2222, Minneapolis, MN 55414 RSVP: Please use this link.   Lessons Learned From The Passive House In The Woods Project 2012 North American Passive House Conference 9/29/2012: 8 – 10 AM Marriot City Center, Denver, CO

Case Study Published On Passive House Alliance Website

August 2nd, 2012 by Tim Eian

  The Passive House Alliance U.S. published a case study on the Passive House in the Woods project last week. You can find it at this link: http://www.phaus.org/learn/case-studies  

Eagle Bluff Retrofit Earns MN-first 1000 Home Challenge Certification

June 22nd, 2012 by Tim Eian

In 2011, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center completed a Deep Energy Reduction Retrofit of its director’s residence—its oldest most energy inefficient building—with the help of TE Studio.  The residence was originally built in 1973.  It used to be heated with 17 cords of split, dried oak firewood.  It was extremely leaky—during a home audit in […]

Urban Retrofit Project Earns Minnesota GreenStar Gold Certification

May 16th, 2012 by Tim Eian

One of our early works was just awarded the Minnesota GreenStar Gold certification—representing their highest category for remodeled homes. The project consisted of building envelope upgrades and mechanical systems enhancements, as well as remodeling and adding with earth friendly practices and materials.