Event

Passive House Lecture at 2018 MN ASHRAE Spring Seminar

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 9:30am

Radisson Hotel
2540 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55113, United States

2018 Duluth Energy Design Conference

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. 

Sessions:

  1. The American Dream Renewed—Passive House for Everyone
  2. Ultra-Efficient Housing—The Solution for a Sustainable Future
  3. EnerPHit—Retrofitting with Passive House Tools

2017 International Passive House Days

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.

Passive House and the Low Carbon Lifestyle

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. 🏡🌎

Passive House Design with “te Studio” Architect, Tim Eian

2016 Passive House Days

karte_tdph_2016_en

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 Passive House Days: Save the Date

karte_tdph_2016_en

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.

Read more →

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.

Read more →

2015 International Passive House Days

Karte_TdPH_2015_EN_homepage_600

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

Karte_TdPH_2015_EN_homepage_600

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

header image

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

141212_005_w_logo

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.

EN_PHDays_Card429x200

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

 

TE Studio & Intep Open House August 1!

 

OpenHouse

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. 

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.

PHitW

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

Citizens For Community Resilience and Sustainability Presentation

 

Sustainability Community In Action

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.

Upcoming Passive House Events

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 International Passive House Days

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passive House Alliance MSP
Fall Lecture Series #3

Gary Nelson, co-Founder of The Energy Conservatory:
Air Tightness And Its Importance in High-Performance Buildings
The Energy Conservatory is known worldwide as a leader in the building performance testing industry with some of the most reliable, accurate and versatile performance testing products on the market today.
The event will be held from 5-7PM at our office in the historic St. Anthony Main building at 212 2nd St. SE #222, Minneapolis, MN 55414.
Please RSVP at the National PH Alliance Calendar, Click Register.
More information found at www.phamsp.org

 

Full House at the MinnePHit Project

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.

PHitW will be on this year’s MRES Solar Tour

MRES Solar Tour 2011 logo

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.

 

Save the Date!

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.

MinnePHit Groundbreaking

I will be speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the MinnePHit Passive House remodel on August 1 at 2pm. You can learn more about the project on my page, or on the client’s blog and Facebook pages.

MinnePHit project

Reminder: Private PHitW Tour tomorrow

Passive House in the Woods

Photo: Corey Gaffer

This is a reminder that we are hosting a private tour of the Passive House in the Woods in Hudson, WI tomorrow at 1pm. If you want to join us, please RSVP via email.

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

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

NHCC logo

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.

Corcoran Park Neighborhood Event

I will be giving a talk about Passive House and Deep Energy Retrofits at the upcoming Corcoran Park Neighborhood Sustainability Event

February 12, 2011. 11 am – 12.30 pm
Corcoran Park
3334 20th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407

This event is open to the public.

Lecture at PHMN Meeting

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.

Passive House Days this Weekend

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.

Passive House in the Woods, entry canopy detail

Upcoming Lecture at the Passive House Conference

PHIUS Logo

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.

Sustainable Shelter Exhibit

Bell Museum Logo

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.

Passive House in the Woods Open House tomorrow!

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.

Passive House in the Woods, rear stairwell

Rear stairwell

Passive House in the Woods: Save the Dates!

Passive House in the Woods, Front Elevation

  • Blower Door Test with Gary Nelson from the Energy Conservatory: 9/4/2010, 10 AM
    Please RSVP: 612-203-1629 (Tim Eian)
  • Midwest Home Magazine Open House: 9/18/2010, 1 – 4 pm
    Open to the public
  • Morr Construction & TE Studio Event: 9/24/2010, 4 – 7 pm
    Please RSVP to amanda@morrconstruction.com
  • American Standard Event featuring fixtures by American Standard, Jado and Porcher: 9/30/2010, 4 – 7 pm
    Details to be announced
  • MRES Solar Tour: Saturday, 10/2/2010, 10 am – 5 pm
    Open to the public
  • Caring for Creation / Alliance for Sustainability Event: 10/10/2010, afternoon
    Details to be announced
  • Energy Event with Enhanced Home Systems, Energy Concepts and Carol Chaffee: 10/14/2010, 5.30 pm
    Details to be announced
  • Interiors Event with InUnsion Design and Room & Board: 10/16/2010, 1 – 4 pm
    Details to be announced

Events are subject to change. Please check back.

Event Reminder: PHitW Construction Tour today

Passive House in the Woods - one amazing homeEnjoy the Tour

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.

  • From the West (metro area)
  • I-94 East to Exit 1 in Wisconsin for Hudson and WI 35 North (just past the St. Croix River)
  • Take Exit 1 North towards Hudson, State Rd 35 (2nd St. S)
  • Take State Rd 35 (2nd St. S) for about 3 miles North
  • Take a right on Krattley Ln/Krattley Ln N, head uphill (East)
  • Take a left on Tenth St. N
  • SEEK PARKING NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF Tenth St. N and Kirkwood Way N!
  • Walk left on Kirkwood Way N (note: road sign only on the right) 1/2 block
  • The property is located at 908 Kirkwood Way North, immediately to the left once the road turns from asphalt to gravel
  • Meet at the construction trailer

Passive House in the Woods Construction Tour date added!

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.

PHitW Construction Tour Announcement

The Passive House in the Woods will be open for a Construction Tour on 5/21/2010. We’ll have two tours that day. The first one is scheduled for 1.30 pm, the second one for 3.30 pm. If you are interested to see this high-performance building in person, please RSVP by 5/18 to Amanda at Morr Construction: amanda@morrconstruction.com