CABEC Presents DOE Challenge Home Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home Training with Sam Rashkin
Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The DOE Challenge Home offers leading builders a timely solution for differentiating their product from existing homes as well as minimum code new homes. The DOE Challenge Home label - the symbol of excellence in home building - makes it easy for consumers to identify homes that are so efficient a small renewable energy system can offset most or all annual energy consumption.
The program builds upon the comprehensive building science requirements of ENERGY STAR® for Homes, along with proven Building America innovations and best practices. Other specifications are incorporated to help builders reach unparalleled levels of comfort, indoor air quality, durability and quality. DOE Challenge Homes are verified by a qualified third-party and are at least 40%-50% more energy efficient than a typical new home.
DOE Challenge Home Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home Training provides dynamic content on the business case and technical strategies to successfully build high performance homes in today's market. The instructor, Sam Rashkin, is the Chief Architect of the Challenge Home Program for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Prior to joining DOE Mr. Rashkin managed ENERGY STAR for Homes for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). During his 20-plus years as a licensed architect, he specialized in energy efficient design and completed over 100 residential projects.
He currently serves as an ex-officio member on the Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition and on the National Advisory Board for Sustainability with KB Homes. He has authored a new book titled "Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry: How It Got Here, Why It's Broken, and How to Fix It" that presents a comprehensive strategy for reinventing the housing industry at a time of crisis. Mr. Rashkin has also prepared hundreds of articles, technical papers, reports, and seminars; and contributed to other books on energy efficient and green construction.
This training is part of a larger conference, "Building the Future Together", being produced by CABEC May 30 - June 2 in Sacramemto. Mr. Rashkin will be the closing keynote, which is also open to the public. No registration is required. For more information about "Building the Future Together", please visit www.cabec.org.
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California Association of Building Energy Consultants
The California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing up-to-date, reliable information about the California Title 24 Energy Standards and related building energy efficiency topics, as well as helping energy consultants stay on the cutting edge of building energy efficiency.