2016 Passive House Days: Save the Date


When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10 am until 5 pm

Where: Nordeast Nest, 2335 McKinley St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

What: This year we are offering a series of workshops in addition to the open house. Workshops will include: Read more →

10 Years of Passive House & NAPHN16


2016 marks the twenty-fifth year of Passive House internationally, and the tenth anniversary of the first certified Passive House building in North America. Designed in 2005 by TE Studio/ Intep partner Stephan Tanner, the Waldsee BioHaus was completed and certified in 2006, and has since become on of the beacons for sustainable architecture on the continent.

Stephan will be recognized at this year’s 2016 NAPHN Conference in New York City on June 13th and 14th for this achievement.


Energy Efficiency Award Challenge (updated)

Energy Efficiency Award Challenge

We are participating in the first Energy Efficiency Award Challenge on April 7 in Chicago. Join Stephan Tanner at the event.

Please click to register and keep your fingers crossed for our entry, the Waldsee BioHaus, wich is the US’ first certified Passive House building and which marks this year’s tenth anniversary of Passive House in North America.

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2016 MSP HomeTour

The Nordeast Nest  is part of the 2016 Minneapolis/ St. Paul Home Tour on April 30 and May 1. Visit this beautiful, high-performance home and experience Passive House design first hand. We are staffing the entire event, so bring your questions.

Studio Open House (updated)

GACC Open House

We are hosting an open house with the German American Chamber of Commerce to celebrate 10 years of Passive House Architecture and Consulting in the US. Join us on April 13 at 5:30pm.

Please use this link to register.

Come see the studio, stay for German brats, potato salad and drinks to discover what Passive House is all about.

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2015 International Passive House Days


November is near. Since 2010, we have joined forces with our clients to participate in the International Passive House Days. This year is no different and we are excited to share two homes with you. Oh, and don’t worry about the heavy sweater. You WILL be comfortable. Read more →

Save the Date: 2015 International Passive House Days


Fall is coming, and with it, the 2015 International Passive House Days. These are our sixth Days and we will offer tours of two urban projects this year. Please save the date on November 14 and 15. More details will be coming, soon.

2015 Art-A-Whirl Open House

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Join us for the 2015 Art-A-Whirl Open House. Experience a Passive House retrofit and beautiful artwork from gifted Minnesota artists at the same time!

We are opening our doors for all three days of this year’s Art-A-Whirl, THE art crawl in Minneapolis. View great art in a Passive House environment in the heart of the NE arts district:

Friday, May 15, from 5 pm to 10 pm
Saturday, May 16, from Noon to 8 pm
Sunday, May 17, from Noon to 5 pm

TE Studio & Intep
901 23rd Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Find us on the official Art-A-Whirl 2015 map

Read our latest newsletter for details.

Tour the Nordeast Nest


Tour of the Nordeast Nest Home

4/18/2015: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Purchase tickets here.

2014 International Passive House Days

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


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