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Synergy Article on Jetson Green

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05/14/2011: Jetson Green published an article on the Synergy Concept: Synergy, a Beacon of Passive House.

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PHitW Project on Minneapolis Examiner

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The Minneapolis Examiner published an article by Shengyin Xu about the Passive House in the Woods project yesterday. It’s a great primer on Passive House and it highlights some of the key features of the Passive House in the Woods very well. Read.

Corey Gaffer Photos

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Corey Gaffer posted a series of photos and an animation of the Passive House in the Woods on his blog. Nice work Corey!

PHitW featured in Architecture Week article

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Architecture Week posted a brief article on the cold climate session at the 2010 North American Passive House Conference in Portland, OR.  Tim D. Eian presented the Passive House in the Woods as part of this session.

Daily Reporter Article posted

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The Daily Reporter posted a brief article about the Passive House in the Woods project. Read it here.

PHitW in Star Observer Article

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The Hudson Star Observer followed up with Gary Konkol this week to see how he’s doing in the house without furnace. Read the entire article here.

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I’d like to add that $25.25 of Dr. Konkol’s electricity bill goes to the service fees, which means the actual cost of electricity consumed in November was only about $35. It will be interesting to track this over a year and report back an average, since these winter months are going to be more energy intensive than the swing seasons and the summer. In addition, November was incredibly cloudy in the Town of Hudson, leading to very little energy production. And before I forget to mention it—the electricity bill is the only utility bill at the house, so the $35 included the entire energy purchase for heating, ventilation, hot water, and household electricity.

PHitW article in today’s Star Tribune

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The Star Tribune printed an article today about the Passive House in the Woods project: “Solar Powerhouse“.

PhitW in Remodeling Today Magazine

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The Passive House in the Woods project is featured in the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Remodeling Today Magazine: “An Extreme Eco-Friendly Home”.

TE Studio mentioned in Eco Home article

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11/11/2010: Eco Home Magazine published an article about the Passive House Alliance, mentioning the Passive House in the Woods project, as well as the 7th international Passive House Days event that we are participating in.

Book: Recreating the American Home

Mary James at Lowcarbonproductions just published her second book on Passive Houses in the U.S. called “Recreating the American Home”. I am happy to announce that the Passive House in the Woods project is one of the feature projects in the book. You can find more info and purchase the book here.

Article on greenbuildingadvisor.com

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Richard Defendorf at greenbuildingadvisor.com put together a nice article on the Passive House in the Woods. Check it out at this link.

Passive House in the Woods on Jetson Green

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Preston Koerner of Jetson Green put together a nice little article about the Passive House in the Woods. Thanks Preston.

Metro Magazine Listing

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Metro Magazine listed the Passive House in the Woods as number 34 on their Metro Top 100 list.

Channel 5 coverage of the PHitW project now online

Click here to view the Channel 5 TV coverage of the Passive House in the Woods.

Just to be accurate, the waste-water heat recovery unit in the basement does not heat or cool the home, it pre-warms cold water going into the hot water system to reduce the need for water heating.

Passive House in the Woods on MPR

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MPR picked up on the Passive House in the Woods and conducted an interview with Gary Konkol, the owner.

You can also find the interview on MPR’s website.