Members in the News- Gary Steps and Patty Maher

Congratulations to USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member and former Growing Green Award Recipient Patty Maher for receiving a “Kick Ass Award” from 52nd City, and to member Gary Steps for his inclusion in a recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch article!

The St. Louis Kick-Ass Awards were adapted from an event in Austin, Texas in 2004. This grassroots, self-funded effort recognizes individuals, businesses, organizations, and projects that contribute to the health and vitality of the St. Louis region, especially the City of St. Louis.

Patty Maher's recent project at 3457 Wyoming Street.

Patty Maher was recognized for her “great track record of bringing dead South Side buildings back to life. Her Tiger Lily Development recently transformed a long-abandoned laundromat at the corner of Wyoming and Arkansas into two market-rate ENERGY STAR condos. In addition to her work efforts, Maher is an avid musician and singer, peace activist, mother of two, and advocate for various causes.”  Congratulations to Patty for the award! Check out the Tiger Lily Facebook page for photos of her recently completed development in Tower Grove East.

Gary Steps of Butterfly Energy Works outside of St. Louis's first Passive House. Photo by Laurie Skrivan of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Gary Steps of Butterfly Energy Works was recently featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Article “Passive House Stands Out From the Pack.” In the article author Jeffrey Tomich discusses the Passive House standard, the design of the region’s first Passive House in Dogtown, and the future of sustainable design with Gary. The Passive House Standard aims to minimize energy use and improve air quality and comfort. The first home in the region, designed for Dan Berg and Michelle Ong, was completed earlier this summer, and is expected to surpass net zero energy use by producing more energy than it consumes. Congratulations to Gary for the write-up!

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