Sam Rashkin, Former Chief Architect, US DOE Building Technologies Office, Author and Speaker
Sam has earned a national reputation for his work with thousands of homebuilders and leading housing programs in the U.S. such as ENERGY STAR® Certified Home and Zero Energy Ready Home programs. Over two million certified high-performance homes have now been built south of the border.
But today, high-performance is not nearly enough. Sam’s newest book, titled “Housing 2.0: Home is Where Life Happens” provides strategies and best practices for builders to optimize the housing user experience.
Sam was recognized for his contributions to sustainable housing with the prestigious Hanley Award in 2012 and EEBA Legend Award in 2019. During his 20-plus years as a licensed architect, Sam specialized in energy efficient design and completed over 100 high-performance residential projects. He has served on national Steering Committees for USGBC’s LEED for Homes, NAHB’s Green Builder Guidelines, EPA’s Water Sense label, and EPA’s indoor airPLUS label. Sam has also prepared hundreds of articles, technical papers, reports, and seminars; and contributed to other books on energy efficient and green construction.