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PHitW at Center of Renewable Energy Discussion

November 28th, 2013 by Tim Delhey Eian


The Pioneer Press, among other papers, recently posted this article about how Minnesota and other states grapple over value of home-grown solar electricity. To follow this discussion, or become active, check out these links:

The Pro Solar Collective

Midwest Energy article on the story

Hudson Star Observer article on the story (login required)




New Article on

February 27th, 2012 by Tim Delhey Eian

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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.


House Published in New Passive House Book

February 27th, 2012 by Tim Delhey Eian

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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


Article in MPLS Examiner

February 12th, 2011 by Tim Delhey Eian

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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

January 31st, 2011 by Tim Delhey Eian

Passive House in the Woods by Corey Gaffer

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


Architecture Week feature on cold climate Passive House

January 22nd, 2011 by Tim Delhey Eian

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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

December 30th, 2010 by Tim Delhey Eian

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


Hudson Star Observer Article

December 25th, 2010 by Tim Delhey Eian

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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.

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.


Star Tribune Article

December 14th, 2010 by Tim Delhey Eian

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The Star Tribune printed an article today about this project: “Solar Powerhouse“.


Article in Remodeling Today Magazine

December 14th, 2010 by Tim Delhey Eian

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12/2010: The Passive House in the Woods project is featured in Remodeling Today Magazine: “An Extreme Eco-Friendly Home”.



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