Members in the News – Ralph Wafer

USGBC member, Ralph Wafer, was featured in the St. Louis Beacon recently for his work on a local passive house.  The passive house, located at 1455 Gregg Ave in Dogtown, is the first of its kind in Missouri.   Wafer worked as the energy consultant on the home, which uses of window placement, shading, and insulation to create an environment that requires very little additional climate control.  As stated in the article, passive homes are highly effective at retaining heat, and are therefore most popular in cold climates.  They have been slow to catch on in Missouri, due to warm summers and low energy costs, but this home will help to raise awareness in the community about energy efficiency and the potential of passive homes.  You can read the full article here.

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