DOE Zero Energy Home Training event in Harrisonburg
November 10, 2014, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
JMU Ice House
This 3.5-hour FREE seminar will provide builders a comprehensive review of zero energy ready home construction including the business case, detailed specifications, and opportunities to be recognized as an industry leader. In the process, attendees will learn the answers to the following questions:
What is the future of housing and why is it headed there?
What new business approach is critical for builders in a slow housing market?
What critical components define a truly zero energy ready home?
How are builders offering zero energy ready homes today at market-based prices?
Why are zero energy ready homes often the lowest cost option for home buyers?
What eight compelling value propositions are unique to zero energy ready homes?
How can zero energy ready homes substantially lower home builders’ risks?
How can zero energy ready homes be constructed with readily available, tried-and-true technologies and practices?
How can builders achieve significant recognition for providing zero net-energy ready performance?
What local resources are available to assist home builders with zero net-energy ready projects?
Register here: http://valleybuilders.org/event-1775835
Speaker Information: Sam Rashkin
As Chief Architect for the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office, Sam Rashkin’s primary role is leading deployment of successful research 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 8,500 builder partners, over one million labeled homes, and over 25 percent market penetration nationwide. Mr. Rashkin has recently been recognized for his contributions to sustainable housing with the 2012 Hanley Award and authored a new book titled “Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry: How It Got Here, Why It’s Broken, and How to Fix It”.