Energy Star Ratings - Home Grown in Austin Texas


Did you know that the Capital of the Lone Star Republic was the birthplace of the international standard now known as "Energy Star ratings”?


Peter Pfeiffer
, Principal | FAIA at Barley Pfeiffer Architecture, was on the Austin-based committee assembled in the early 1980’s tasked with finding an energy solution that would help efficiently power our not-so-sleepy city and avoid another unpopular nuclear power plant being built in Austin, Texas.


The result was "Austin Energy Star” program which the US Federal Government eventually took over.


Listen in as Peter gives us the brief history. And, he also let’s us in on another not-so-well known worldwide “green building” pioneering launch.


As an internationally recognized leader in innovation and the green building movement, we are thrilled to bring you this interview with Peter.


Enjoy!