Event

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

Thanks for talking with us at the Living Green Expo

TE Studio, Passive House Design Experts

We greatly appreciate all the wonderful conversations you brought to us at the Living Green Expo. We talked about Passive House for residential and commercial applications, proper site placement of buildings, sustainable building design in general, ventilation systems and indoor air-quality, lifecycle cost, quality construction, insulation, and so much more. We appreciate all your positive feedback about what we do and look forward to another year of extremely energy efficient building design until next year’s Expo.

Come and visit us at Living Green

TE Studio booth at Living Green Expo 2010We are in booth U21E on the upper floor of the Living Green Expo this weekend. We’ve had lots of enjoyable conversations about Passive House and energy-efficient building design. Come join us—it’s free!

Grandstand, MN State Fairgrounds

Tomorrow Sunday, we’ll be there from 10 until 5pm.

Visit us at Living Green Expo this Weekend!

Join us and over 2oo exhibitors at this year’s free Living Green Expo on Saturday, May 1, from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, May 2,  from 10 am to 5 pm.

We are in booth U21 on the second floor across from the Main Workshop Stage (and next to French Meadow Bakery). Find us to talk about Passive House and Deep Energy Reduction Retrofitting, as well as the Passive House in the Woods project.

We’ll also be giving a Passive House workshop at 3 pm on Saturday, May 1. See you at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds Grandstand.

www.livinggreenexpo.mn

TE Studio at the Living Green Expo

We’ll be at this year’s Living Green Expo on May 1 & 2 as an exhibitor. Find us to talk about Passive House and Deep Energy Reduction Retrofitting. More details to follow.

Minnesota State Fair Grounds Grandstand
www.livinggreenexpo.mn

A Day in Montevideo

Impression at the Moonstone Farm

We’ve been invited to spend a day with community leaders in Montevideo, MN to introduce Passive House, and discuss its potential for affordable housing and other projects in this Minnesota community. Thanks to Pat Moore of CURE and Kevin Hein for the invitation.

Today: Lecture at Duluth EDC

Duluth Energy and Design Conference

I am lecturing twice today at the 20th annual Duluth Energy Design Conference and Expo.

Wednesday, 2/24/2010
Passive House: 10.30 am to 12 pm – French River room
DERR: 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm – Ballroom LM

Duluth Energy Design Conference & Expo

Lecture at Duluth Energy Design Conference

I’ll be talking about Passive House and Deep Energy Reduction Retrofit at the Duluth Energy Design Conference on Wednesday, 2/24/2010

The Passive House talk starts at 10.30, the Deep Energy Reduction Retrofit talk at 1.00 pm.

Duluth Energy Design Conference & Expo

Duluth Energy and Design Conference

Duluth Entertainment &  Convention Center
Click on this link to contact the organizers about attending the event.

Event Alert: Passive House Minnesota Meeting Dec. 9

You are cordially invited to the first Passive House Minnesota meeting.

We are looking to found a local organization to support and promote the Passive House building energy standard. We are looking for planners, designers, engineers, builders, vendors, suppliers, educators, lobbyists, building geeks, and energy conservationists—basically professionals who would like to support and promote the Passive House building energy standard. Join us at the meeting and become a member of a strong lobby for a strong concept.

We’ll be meeting in suite 512 (AIA conference suite) at International Market Square in Minneapolis. (NOT in the AIA office)

AGENDA

  • 11.30 General introduction to the Passive House building energy standard (attendance optional)
  • 12:00 Break (Damicos is located in the courtyard of IMS)
  • 12.15 Welcome, general introductions, and introduction of the Passive House Alliance (PHA)
  • 12.30 Introduction of the Passive House Minnesota chapter: Goals, membership, target audience, and benefits
  • 12.45 Introduction of a potential committee structure for the chapter
  • 1.00 General Discussion
  • 1.30 Meeting schedule and agenda items for the next meeting
  • 1.45 Adjourn
  • Stick around for general networking or small discussion groups.

Please contact us if you would like to partake in this meeting: info@passivehousemn.org

Event Reminder: PH Lecture tomorrow

The Passive House Standard: What it is and Why it Matters
Converge Emerge, 75th Annual AIA Minnesota Convention & Exposition

November 11, 2009;  Time: 8.30AM
2009 AIA-MN Convention

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Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 211B

I will be giving this lecture with Stephan Tanner. You can find him at http://www.theperfectbuilding.com/

Save the date! Public lecture in August.

Linden Hills Power & Light was kind enough to invite me to lecture on Passive House and Deep Energy Reduction Retrofit in August. Here is an excerpt from their program:

Aug 25 –We Love Retro

Join our architect specialist to learn the ins and outs of deeply retrofitting old homes. A Deep Energy Reduction Retrofit (DERR) project will cut 70% or more of the energy use of buildings. You’ll also learn about the Passive House building energy standard. Passive House represents today’s highest certified building energy standard, with the promise of reducing the total energy consumption of buildings by up to 90% while providing superior comfort and indoor environmental quality – all at little or no additional up front cost. When combined with renewable energy systems such as solar photovoltaic or solar thermal, Passive House puts true zero energy buildings and carbon neutrality within reach.

Here are the details:

Passive House Certified Building Energy Standard & Deep Energy Reduction Retrofit
Tuesday, August 25, 2009: Time 7.00PM
free to LHP+L members, non-members: $5 donation

Linden Hills Power and Light

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2720 W 43rd St, Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 925-4249
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Thanks for attending my GbD lecture/slideshow

Thanks for attending my lecture at the Green by Design conference. It was a fabulous event and many great ideas were shared. In the spirit of the conference I am offering my slideshow for review at slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/timeian

Since most of my slideshows don’t have a lot of text or bullet points, you may want to look at the Living Green Expo slideshow, which was designed to run without my presentation and offers lots of frequently asked questions and answers.