Tim Eian of TE Studio is lecturing on various Passive House topics at the 2017 Duluth Energy Design Conference on Wednesday, February 22:

7:00am, Gooseberry: Passive House for Commercial Projects

This session illustrates the opportunities for Passive House on commercial projects. Follow four case studies and learn how the Passive House building energy standard affects project planning, design, and what changes are made to the building envelope and mechanical systems to achieve it. Furthermore, this session will highlight the differences in initial cost and life cycle cost, and provide insights into the energy conservation and CO2 reduction potential.

8:30am, Harborside 204: Passive House for Residential Retrofits

This session showcases the first residential Passive House retrofit in a cold climate zone on the planet, the MinnePHit House. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey from planning and design through construction and certification. Learn what it takes to bring an older home into the 21st century of performance.

1:00pm, Gooseberry: Passive House for Residential New Construction

The session showcases a residential new construction project—the Nordeast Nest—from planning through construction and completion. Learn about the design, assemblies, materials and systems, as well as the challenges and opportunities for an urban infill project to meet the Passive House standard on a budget in Minneapolis, MN.

2017 Duluth Energy Design Conference