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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 9:30am
2540 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55113, United States
We are lecturing once again at this year’s Duluth Energy Design Conference & ExpoFebruary 19–21, 2018 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). Click the link for a detailed agenda and session outline.
TE Studio and its Clients are once more participating in the international Passive House Days. The MinnePHit House will be open to the public on November 12, 2017, from Noon until 5pm. There will be a lecture showcasing the project at 2pm. Find details at the Passive House database.
Tim Eian will be lecturing at Norway House this evening on subjects that are near and dear to my heart. I hope to see you there.
Come learn all about sustainable building and design practices! Architect Tim Eian from TE Studio will talk about his work in Passive House Design. He will be joined by ASID Designer, Christine Frisk of InUnison Interior Design for a conversation about sustainability in new, and preexisting homes. 🏡🌎
Join us for a day of exchange, learning and experience at the amazing Nordeast Nest low energy home with Passive House components. This year, we are providing an exciting series of workshops to get you up to speed on what it takes to make a high-performance custom home: Read more →
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.
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.
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.
Come see the studio, stay for German brats, potato salad and drinks to discover what Passive House is all about.
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 →
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Open November 9 from 2 to 4 PM
5605 Bloomington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Northfield Passive House Farm
Open November 10 from 10:30 AM to Noon.
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 public.
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.
The Passive House in the Woods in Hudson, WI will be open to the public this Sunday, November 11th, from 10.45 AM to Noon for a tour with homeowner Gary Konkol and Passive House Designer Tim Eian. Tim will be offering insights into the performance of the home in its first two years of operation. 908 Kirkwood Way North, Hudson, WI 54016.
Thanks for those of you who came out yesterday to see the MinnePHit House in South Minneapolis. We literally had a full house and shared many great conversations after the initial presentation. Thanks for your interest. I suppose it did help that the StarTribune published an article about the project the same morning.
Minneapolis – The free, self-guided 16th Annual MRES Solar Tour Saturday, October 1, includes open houses at about 50 Minnesota homes, businesses and organizations that have solar and other renewable energy installations. Organized by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES), the tour includes open houses in the Twin Cities and several other Minnesota communities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For the first time, this year the online guide to sites at www.MNSolarTour.org will list each site’s additional eco-friendly features. Besides the usual pictures, maps and details about alternative energy technologies for each site, the guide will list eco-friendly features such as urban chickens, electric cars, rainwater storage systems and the like. Tour guests must register at www.MNSolarTour.org to obtain addresses of the tour sites.
“The solar tour is popular with people who are thinking about purchasing some kind of renewable energy technology because it gives them a chance to see lots of systems and talk to lots of owners,” said Laura Cina, managing director of MRES. “The lists of other eco-friendly site features this year should draw even more people to the event.”
The owner, representatives from TE Studio, as well as representatives from Energy Concepts will be on site during the day to answer your questions.
The 8th international Passive House Days are coming up in November. Once again, the gracious homeowner of the Passive House in the Woods is allowing us to open it up to the public. Join us on November 11 and 13 for two distinctive events.
11/11/11: 6.30-9.00 pm: Friday Night Social: One year in the Passive House, a guided tour, meet the designers, and social gathering.
11/13/11: 10.45-Noon: Public Tour
On Saturday, the owners of the MinnePHit House are opening their doors to visitors to showcase the first EnerPHit project in the country. We are going to showcase the process of what it took to take this 1935 home to the Passive House level of performance.
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!
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.
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.
3334 20th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Open to the public.
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.
I will be lecturing at a Passive House Minnesota event on February 3, 2011. Please find the specifics at phmn.org. I’ll be talking about the Passive House building energy standard, as well as the Passive House in the Woods. I’ll be joined by PHMN board members, as well as Josh Crenshaw, who built the Passive House in the Woods. I also expect vendors to showcase their PH-specific products at the event.
Join us during the 7th international Passive House Days on Friday through Sunday. We will open the Passive House in the Woods for public viewing from 10 am to 4 pm each day. Gary Konkol (owner) and Tim Eian (TE Studio) will be on site to answer your questions and demonstrate how the home functions with every day use. We look forward to seeing you in Hudson.
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.
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.
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.
Events are subject to change. Please check back.
Thanks for signing up for the construction tour today. We look forward to having you and to show you around this amazing home. We’ll see you at the site at Noon.
Directions and Parking Instructions
The property is located at 908 Kirkwood Way North, Town of Hudson, WI 54016 (directions, see below). We encourage people to car-pool, seek parking on 10th Avenue, and walk 1/2 block to the property from there.
Due to popular demand, we added an additional tour of the Passive House in the Woods (PhitW) project this Thursday, 5/27 at Noon. For RSVPs please contact Amanda at Morr Construction.