Introduction: Housing...It's Personal. 1. A Learning Moment Inspired by Crisis. 2. Housing Land Development: Livable Communities vs. Compounds. 3. Housing Design: Design Trumps Everything. 4. Home Performance: Why Homes Work and Fail. 5. Housing Production: It's Time to Stop Protecting Old Technologies. 6. Housing Sales: Better is Not Good Enough. 7. Recommendations: Putting it All Together. Epilog: A Little Development in Texas.
About the Author
Mr. 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 9,000 builder partners and over one million labeled homes. He is also overseeing an advanced technology program for elite builders called ENERGY STAR Concept Home. 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 EPA's Water Sense label and has been on the development team for EPA's Indoor airPlus label. Sam has prepared hundreds of articles, technical papers, reports and seminars; and contributed to numerous books and websites covering a wide range of energy subjects.