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Student Tour

April 7th, 2011 by Tim Eian

We are welcoming students from the University of Minnesota this weekend for a tour and lecture at the Passive House in the Woods. Unfortunately, the event is not open to the public but we hope to offer public viewings again some time this year. Stay tuned.

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Upcoming NHCC Lecture – Save the Date

February 5th, 2011 by Tim Delhey Eian

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North Hennepin Community College invited me to share the stage with Dr. Konkol—the owner of the Passive House in the Woods. Dr. Konkol and I will be discussing our experience with the Passive House project, and inform and educate young people to consider energy efficient housing as they begin planning for their own projects.

As part of the same event at NHCC, Will Steger is presenting as a keynote speaker on Monday, April 18. He will be speaking on his polar experiences and on energy efficient housing. We’ll be able to tie into his lecture with Dr. Konkol’s house.

Please save the date: April 20, 2011 from 10 – 11 AM at North Hennepin Community College. Details to follow.

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Thanks for visiting!

November 14th, 2010 by Tim Delhey Eian

The 2010 Passive House Days are over and we are going to take a break from tours and site visits.

Tim Eian, Gary Konkol and the design team would like to thank you, the roughly 2,000 visitors that came and saw this home in the last 6 weeks or so.

I hope to have offered insight, knowledge, and excitement about the Passive House building energy standard. Going forward, I am going to collect actual data comparing the real-life performance of the Passive House in the Woods to the energy model. I will continue to feed this blog from time to time with information. You may also find more information on Passive House and my studio’s ongoing design work at www.testudio.com/blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Tim Delhey Eian

Tim Eian in front of the Passive House in the Woods

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Passive House Days this Weekend!

November 10th, 2010 by Tim Delhey Eian

Join us during the 7th international Passive House Days on Friday through Sunday. We will open the house for public viewing from 10 am to 4 pm each day. Gary Konkol (owner) and Tim Eian (TE Studio) will be on site to answer your questions and demonstrate how the home functions with every day use. We look forward to seeing you in Hudson.

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On a related note, Eco Home Magazine just published an article on the Passive House Alliance in which this project is mentioned as well.

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Project Published in New Book!

October 22nd, 2010 by Tim Delhey Eian

The Passive House in the Woods project is published in Mary James’ latest book called “Recreating the American Home”. You can find and purchase the book here.

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Passive House becomes a Home

October 20th, 2010 by Tim Delhey Eian

Today marked the last official tour of the Passive House in the Woods. The house will finally become a home this weekend, and the homeowner will now have the opportunity to experience his Passive House in the Woods for the first time. We congratulate him and wish him all the best for a sustainable and healthy future. We’ll miss the trips to Hudson!

By the way, there is one more opportunity to see the home in November. For three days, we are participating in the International Passive House Days. You can find more detail in the left hand column.

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Sustainable Shelter Exhibit

October 18th, 2010 by Tim Delhey Eian

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The U of M’s Bell Museum in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Building Research invited us to participate in their latest exhibit, Sustainable Shelter—Dwelling within the Forces of Nature. The exhibit will show the many ways that animals and humans create shelter, and explain how shelters relate to the environment. Doors opened this past weekend and the exhibit will be on through May 15th. The grand opening is November 11. Find the CSBR’s press release at this link.

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Interiors Event Today!

October 16th, 2010 by Tim Delhey Eian

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Please join the team, Room & Board, InUnison Design and Partners 4 Design for the interiors event today from 1 – 4 pm. Take a tour, meet the designers and learn about the home’s carbon-neutral design.

Passive House in the Woods, living and dining area

Image Credit: Chat Holder Photography

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Save Energy Stylishly!

October 11th, 2010 by Tim Delhey Eian

Enhanced Home Invite

EHS and Lutron invite you to join an open house focused on saving energy stylishly. Please find the details after the jump. Read on »

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Interiors Event

October 6th, 2010 by Tim Delhey Eian

Passive House in the Woods Master Bedroom

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Please join the team, Room & Board, InUnison Design and Partners 4 Design for an interiors event on Saturday, 10/16/2010 from 1 – 4 pm. Take a tour, meet the designers and learn about the home’s carbon-neutral design.

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Midwest Home Magazine

Platinum Sponsors

TE Studio

InUnison Design

American Standard

B-Style

Jado

Partners 4 Design

Porcher

Room & Board

Gold Sponsors

Peak Building Products

Chad Holder Photography

Crystal Cabinets

Warners’ Stellian

Silver Sponsors

Built Environments

Armacell

DiversiFoam

EHS

Granite Tops

Intersource

Lutron

NuHeat

Üson

Bronze Sponsors

Energy Concepts

American Clay

Coldspring Granite

Hunt’s Carpet Service

Rehau

St. Croix Electric