Archive for the ‘Project’ 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 Farm Progress Pictures

August 21st, 2013 by Tim Eian

The Passive House Farm in July 2013.

Stealthy Green Homes – PHitW Featured In The Wall Street Journal

May 3rd, 2013 by Tim Eian

Our Passive House in the Woods is part of an article in today’s Wall Street Journal on zero energy homes. The article is called “Stealthy Green Homes“.

Eagle Bluff Retrofit Earns MN-first 1000 Home Challenge Certification

June 22nd, 2012 by Tim Eian

In 2011, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center completed a Deep Energy Reduction Retrofit of its director’s residence—its oldest most energy inefficient building—with the help of TE Studio.  The residence was originally built in 1973.  It used to be heated with 17 cords of split, dried oak firewood.  It was extremely leaky—during a home audit in […]

Minnesota Passive House Farm Project

June 20th, 2012 by Tim Eian

We finally got around to rendering a current project in rural Minnesota. This farmhouse replaces a family home and becomes the new hub on the property. It is designed to meet the Passive House standard and become net-zero or energy plus with the addition of a future PV system on the south-facing roof slope, as […]

Urban Retrofit Project Earns Minnesota GreenStar Gold Certification

May 16th, 2012 by Tim Eian

One of our early works was just awarded the Minnesota GreenStar Gold certification—representing their highest category for remodeled homes. The project consisted of building envelope upgrades and mechanical systems enhancements, as well as remodeling and adding with earth friendly practices and materials.  

Wisconsin Home is Minnesota GreenStar® Gold

May 3rd, 2012 by Tim Eian

The Passive House in the Woods received the highest Minnesota GreenStar® certification (Gold) today. We are very excited to see the certification come through and congratulate the owner and all the team members involved in the design and construction on this achievement! We used the Minnesota GreenStar® program to compliment the Passive House certification. It’s […]

PHitW Project Published in New Passive House Book

February 27th, 2012 by Tim Eian

The Passive House in the Woods project was published in a new book by Chris Uffelen called: “Passive Houses – energy efficient homes” that can now be pre-ordered on

PhitW project update on

February 27th, 2012 by Tim Eian

Richard Defendorf of put together a little follow up on the 1st year performance of the Passive House in the Woods project in Hudson, WI. You can read the entire article after the jump: Passive House in the Woods Goes Energy-Positive.

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”