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2018 HPC National Conference Session

Capturing the Low-Hanging Fruit: Leveraging the 15 Million Annual Energy-Related Home Improvements

Thursday, April 26
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 401 & 402 (4th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

Each year there are 15 million self-initiated homeowner transactions for energy-related home improvement projects including insulation, windows, siding, water heaters, and HVAC. These projects represent a substantial lost opportunity because 15 to 30+% additional energy savings are available by ensuring industry best practices. One place to start is to empower homeowners to act in their own self-interest by holding contractors accountable to quality work. Welcome to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Home Improvement Expert. Simple fact sheets for individual home improvements provide actionable guidance including a basic project description, tips for working with a contractor, and most importantly a detailed scope of work checklist based on world-class expert recommendations that is intended to be signed and attached to contracts. This session will provide details about this important initiative, how industry can join forces with DOE to engage American homeowners, and initial experience with one of our first partners.

Learning Objectives:

Sam Rashkin

Chief Architect, Building Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy

As Chief Architect for the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office, Sam’s primary role is leading deployment of proven innovations for new and existing high-performance homes. In his prior position, he managed the growth of ENERGY STAR for Homes from its inception in 1996 to more than 8,000 builder partners, over one million labeled homes, and over 25 percent market penetration nationwide. 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 and Indoor airPLUS labels. Mr. Rashkin has been recognized for his contributions to sustainable housing with the 2012 Hanley Award and is a published author.

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