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Mpls - Waite Park

3406 Benjamin St. NE

2020, modern, certified Passive House Plus
Tim and Amy Eian
The Good Energy Haus is Minneapolis’ first new construction, certified Passive House home. Designed by owner and architectural engineer Tim Eian of TE Studio, it serves as a demonstration project for climate-neutrality. Modern design is paired with accessibility, sustainability, earth and people friendly materials, and stormwater management on site. It represents the holistic approach and leading-edge TE Studio Passive House Design are known for. Light-filled rooms and a compact yet extremely functional layout offer practicality, enjoyment and great design in an easy-to-own home that is also geared for aging in place. The passive solar design allows for heating with the equivalent of two hair dryers on the coldest Minnesota winter days. No gas hookup required and everything is powered by on-site solar and wind-generated electricity. Architectural photos by Corey Gaffer. Main floor is wheelchair-accessible.