Andrew Michler will lecture on the Passive House building system as a Global Phenomenon. Andrew is a Certified Passive House Consultant and designer. He developed the first certified International Passive House in Colorado, which is the state’s most energy efficient home and has been on the cover of international architecture magazines and covered extensively in design media. Developed in Germany but utilized around the world, Passive House refers to a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency for any type of building to significantly reduce its ecological footprint. The standard is also about improving a building’s comfort well beyond what is typical in even “green” design.