8th International Passive House Days
Once again, the gracious homeowner of the Passive House in the Woods is allowing us to open it up to the public. This year marks the 1st anniversary of the owner’s occupancy and the 20th anniversary of the Passive House building standard.
Join us on November 11 from 6.30-9.00 pm:
One year in the Passive House: A social gathering.
Gary Konkol (owner) and Tim Delhey Eian (designer) will be hosting this evening event, which includes an owner Q&A about living in the Passive House for the first full year and social gathering.
Join us on November 13 from 11:45-1:00pm:
One year in the Passive House: A guided tour.
Gary Konkol (owner) and Tim Delhey Eian (designer) will be hosting this morning event, which includes a guided tour.
Passive House in the Woods is a collaborative effort. We at Energy Concepts are proud of our contribution towards this first certified Passive Houses™ in the midwest! It ranks among one of only a few net energy positive and carbon-neutral buildings in the country, blending economy, ecology, health and durability in ways only Passive House can.
Its zero energy design includes high performance building envelopes with maximum insulation, high efficiency heat recovery systems sparing the need for a furnace, as well as solar electric and solar hot water systems!
The solar goods: Our 4.7 kW photovoltaic system generates a surplus over the energy consumed on site, avoiding 2.78 tons of CO2 annually, and therefore providing carbon neutral operation.
Our domestic hot water system utilizes a 40 square foot hot water solar collector on the roof to pre-warm water in a 50 gallon storage tank. It is capable of providing over 85% of the hot water used in the home. Backup heating is provided by a small electric on-demand water heater.