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Peter Pfeiffer ’78

Pfeiffer '78 Honored as Green Building Advocate

Peter Pfeiffer ’78, a green building pioneer and advocate of passive solar design, was named Green Advocate of the Year at the NAHB Research Center’s National Green Building Conference in March. The Research Center is a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders. The National Green Building Awards honor practitioners who advance environmentally friendly residential construction.

Pfeiffer is a principal at Barley + Pfeiffer Architects in Austin, Texas. An architect for more than 20 years, he is a longtime proponent of the benefits of passive solar design and construction not only in residential construction, but also in commercial buildings.

Among his many career accomplishments, Pfeiffer invented TechShield, a radiant barrier sheathing system (now manufactured by LP) that uses plywood with an aluminum barrier to keep attics up to 30 percent cooler, reduce cooling loads, and ultimately reduce energy consumption.

Pfeiffer served as Reunion chair for the 25th Reunion of the Class of ’78, which he celebrated on campus in June.

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