Archive for the ‘Passive House’ Category
One of the frequently asked questions I get about Passive House is its potential for going off the grid. I summarized different levels of energy independence in a Google knol. Passive House buildings use very little energy to begin with. Therefore, it is a lot easier to utilize renewable energy sources such as solar or [...]
Anytime I speak to people about Passive House there seems to be some confusion with the Passive Solar Design ideas from the late 70s. I created a quick outline to compare the two and show which is what: Passive House vs. Passive Solar Design at Google knol.
The Passive House benefits outlined in this knol include economy, ecology, energy, health, comfort, durability, value and conscience. Please read on at Google knol.
Martin Holladay at Greenbuildingadvisor.com posted an interesting article about “magic boxes”—integrated heating, cooling, ventilation (and sometimes hot water) devices for Passivhaus construction. A great read: Magic-box your Passive House
Treehugger just posted a short article about Passive House in the U.S. See it here. Meanwhile, BuildingGreen.com offers an article on whether or not Passive House can revolutionize the way we build here.
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
I’ll be lecturing on Passive House at the U of M again this year. Jim Lutz was kind enough to invite me back to the architecture and ecology class. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 6 – 11.15 to 12.30, in Rapson 100 at the School of Architecture. University of Minnesota – Rapson Hall 89 [...]
I’ll be speaking about and taking questions regarding Passive House and Deep Energy Reduction Retrofit at this month’s Building Enclosure Council meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, 2/9/2010 from 4-6 pm. For more info on the BEC, please visit their page: Building Enclosure Council – Minnesota Meeting This is the venue: AIA Minnesota Board Room International Market [...]
Passive House Minnesota now has a website. Albeit with minimal content, but it’s there. We hope to expand on it in the near future with content from our first meeting this month. Going forward, this will be the place for information regarding Passive House in our region. Passive House Minnesota, a strong lobby for a [...]
It’s been almost a year since we started work on the Passive House in the Woods. It’s about time that it makes an appearance on the blog. So without further ado, here is an image and a description. The Passive House in the Woods is a 1,900 square foot two-story single family home with walk-out [...]