Archive for the ‘MinnePHit House’ Category

2013 International Passive House Days

November 9th, 2013 by Tim Eian

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 […]

Passive House Retrofit Pilot Project

April 10th, 2013 by Tim Eian

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.

MinnePHit House is First Cold-Climate Passive House Retrofit

March 8th, 2013 by Tim Eian

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 […]

Article in Remodeling Magazine

January 9th, 2013 by Tim Eian

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.

Upcoming Lecture Announcements

September 1st, 2012 by Tim Eian

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

Earth Week Lecture On 4/25 Featuring MinnePHit

April 16th, 2012 by Tim Eian

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 […]

MinnePHit House update

December 19th, 2011 by Tim Eian

  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.

Star Tribune Article about the MinnePHit House

November 12th, 2011 by Tim Eian

11/12/2011: The Star Tribune published an article today about the MinnePHit project: “A house with no furnace? You bet”

MinnePHit House passes rough-in blower door test

October 19th, 2011 by Tim Eian

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 […]

Why Airtight Buildings?

July 7th, 2011 by Tim Eian

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 […]