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Andrew Michler

SOL Coffee
Co-Founder, CO-Creator
Fort Collins, CO
Deep design starts with a big idea. Integrating architecture, visual arts, the written word, and building science into a multi-pronged solutions approach to adapt environmental shelter making for the next generation.

I am the author of the book [ours] Hyperlocalization of Architecture on contemporary sustainable architectural archetypes released in 2015. Also the designer of the first international certified Passive House in Colorado which received the Green Builder 2017 Grand Overall Green Home of the Year Award. I am a Certified Passive House Consultant under the Passivhaus Institut and founder of the Passive House Rocky Mountains non-profit, a part of the North American Passive House Network. I designed and co-fabricated Sol Coffee, a unique off-grid mobile espresso bar.

I advocate, consult for, and design very low energy building projects based on Passive House principles and implementation. I also focus on foam free, healthy, and low carbon materials applied to progressive building design as well as unique design collaborations.