Passive Home Building

Passive Home Building is cutting edge in the US, proven in Europe, and a necessary innovation in home construction as we look to a future without reliance on fossil fuels. In this presentation, attendees will be introduced to the Passive House Building Standard, covering the key topics below.


  • Describe the history of Passive Home Building which began in Germany in the 90’s
  • Explain the Passive House Standards, which include all aspects of the building construction
  • Explore important insights, including the building science behind the standards
  • Examine Case Studies of Passive Homes already in use in Europe and the US

2 GBCI CE Hours


Gary Steps, Founder and President, Butterfly Energy Works
Gary founded Butterfly Energy Works in 2004. Over the last six years, he has become recognized as a green leader in the St. Louis area, both as consultant to green building projects and as a test pilot for emerging green technologies.  He has completed the intensive Passive House Consultant Training and attended the National Passive House in Portland. Gary is a member the Passive House Alliance and founder of the Heartland Passive House Alliance Chapter.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Room 129 at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63110.  map
*Park and enter from the WEST side of the building.

$30 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members
$50 for Non-members

Click here to visit our Event Registration page.  Scroll down and click the “Register” button under the Passive Home Building event listing.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.


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