National Director ENERGY STAR for Homes

Sam Rashkin has managed ENERGY STAR for Homes since its start in 1996.  Under his leadership, ENERGY STAR for Homes has grown exponentially to more than 6,500 builder partners and over 940,000 labeled homes. He is also introducing a new EPA Indoor Air Quality label for the housing industry linked to ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes and an advanced technology new home program called Climate Choice for elite builders. Mr. Rashkin received his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University; completed Masters of Urban Planning studies at New York University; and is a registered architect in California and New York.  During his 20-plus years as a licensed architect, he specialized in energy efficient design and completed over 100 residential projects.  He has served on the national Steering Committees for USGBC’s LEED for Homes, NAHB’s Green Builder Guidelines, and U.S. EPA’s Water Sense label. Sam has prepared hundreds of articles, technical papers, reports, and seminars; and contributed to numerous books covering a wide variety of energy topics.