27 Feb '12, 11am

Passive House in the Woods Goes Energy-Positive

As the clock wound down on 2011, marking a full year of monitoring for Passive House in the Woods , in frosty Hudson, Wisconsin, it became clear that the building’s design, construction, and renewable-energy systems had combined to deliver net-zero-energy performance, and then some. Tim Eian, of Minneapolis-based TE Studio, designed the home to meet the Passivhvaus standard and teamed up with Morr Construction Services, of Shoreview, Minnesota, to turn the plans into reality. The 1,940-sq.-ft. home was certified by the Passive House Institute U.S. in October, and Eian recently reported on the TE Studio blog that it had produced more energy than it used in 2011. The home's above-grade walls are built from 11-in.-thick insulated concrete forms (ICFs) clad with an exterior-insulation and finish system (EIFS) that brought the overall R-value of the walls to 70. The slab, which...

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