Cool Energy House Keynote Speaker Wins Award for Vision and Leadership

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Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect for the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program, won the third annual Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. Mr. Rashkin will be the keynote speaker at the Cool Energy House Press Educational Tour in Windermere, Fla., February 9, 2012.

Sam Rashkin, Cool Energy House keynote speaker, Chief Architect for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Program, and driving force behind the ENERGY STAR for Homes program, will be presented with the third annual Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. The award recognizes achievements in environmental building.

Rashkin has served on the national steering committees for the USGBC’s LEED for Homes, NAHB’s Green Building Guidelines, and EPA’s WaterSense label, and is on the development team for EPA’s Indoor airPLUS certification label. He has also written hundreds of articles, technical papers, and reports, and is a speaker, author, and advocate for energy efficiency and green building.

The Cool Energy House (CEH) project is a deep-energy remodel of a home in the hot humid climate of Orlando, Fla. The CEH is being produced by the Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA) and the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) teams, with additional help from the NAHB Research Center team.

The CEH Press Educational Tour will be held on February 9, 2012, in conjunction with the International Builders Show. The tour is for members of the media and is designed to communicate core residential energy efficiency issues and how the DOE’s residential programs address these issues. Members of the DOE, BARA, and other Building America teams will present on key topics followed by an interactive tour of the home and opportunity to visit information stations to discuss peak energy performance strategies one-on-one with building scientists and policy makers.

To attend this event, please RSVP to Tami Svarfvar at tsvarfvar(at)buildingmedia(dot)com to assist us in planning buses and catering.

To see the full color invitation, click this link: http://www.barateam.org/CEH/email/index.html
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