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“.
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.
We were fortunate to be asked to display some of our work at the Das Haus Exhibit in Chicago, which is ongoing at the moment. Our colleague Mark Miller was kind enough to record the project posters in place on Daley Plaza with his phone. If you are in the area, make sure to check it out in person.
We’ll showcase some of them at this year’s annual North American Passive House Conference in Denver this week, as well.
The Passive House Alliance U.S. published a case study on the Passive House in the Woods project last week. You can find it at this link: http://www.phaus.org/learn/case-studies
Richard Defendorf of GreenBuildingAvdisor.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Pioneer Press published an article about the Passive House in the Woods: “Hudson, Wis. / House’s energy use puts it nearly off the grid”
Richard Defendorf at greenbuildingadvisor.com just posted a nice article about the Passive House in the Woods:
The Passive House in the Woods project was just written up by the local Hudson Star Observer: “North Hudson man takes building ‘green’ to a new level”.
Green Builder Magazine featured the Passive House in the Woods project in its March issue in the Green Scene section. Thanks for the tip Josh.
The Passive House in the Woods project is currently featured in the spring edition of Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine in the “Buzz” section: “Zero Footprint”.
Here is the link to the Merriam-Webster website entry.
Carbon footprint (1999): the negative impact that something (as a person or business) has on the environment; specifically: the amount of carbon emitted by something during a given period.
On that note, remember that Passive House building energy standard creates buildings with the lowest certified carbon footprint (for operation) in the world.