Archive for the ‘MinnePHit House’ Category
Today’s mail brought us the official EnerPHit wall plaque for the MinnePHit House project. This building is officially one of the highest-performing retrofit buildings in a cold climate anywhere.
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 [...]
Recently we were interviewed by Remodeling Magazine about our EnerPHit project in South Minneapolis. This project is a pilot EnerPHit project our office designed. Certification is in progress with the Passivhaus Institute in Darmstadt, Germany. You can read the entire article here.
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
Thinking about building or remodeling a home, or want to know more about energy efficient technology to reduce your carbon footprint as well as your heating and cooling bills? Tim Eian has focused his architectural skills on incorporating the latest technology in energy efficient new and remodeled homes, which use a tiny fraction of most houses. This [...]
The MinnePHit House is inching closer to completion as the year draws to a close. We are very excited to be part of the project and wish the owners well on their journey toward move-in day.
11/12/2011: The Star Tribune published an article today about the MinnePHit project: “A house with no furnace? You bet”
Today, we ran the first blower door test at the MinnePHit House in Minneapolis. The EnerPHit building standard prescribes maximum air-leakage for a retrofit Passive House of 1,0 ACH50 (air changes per hour at 50 Pascal pressure). Converted to CFM50 (cubic feet per minute at 50 Pascals), we were shooting for a magic number of [...]
A conversation on the MinnePHit website inspired me to write a quick summary of why airtight buildings are a good thing. You can find my response to the thread on the MinnePHit website. I will maintain this article on Google Knol going forward. How airtightness is a good thing when it comes to making [...]
At TE Studio we are fortunate enough to attract some pretty incredible people. Most recently, we were commissioned by a couple from South Minneapolis to bring their mid-30s home into the 21st century of performance. A brief description of their family reads like this: Two grown-ups, three girls, two dogs and eight chickens. A 1935 neo-Tudor [...]