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Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect at the DOE, Highlights Unity Homes

Tedd Benson and Sam Rashkin

Unity Homes is honored to be featured in a recent article by Sam Rashkin, who has dedicated his career to improving the performance of homes in America.  

When he worked at the EPA, Sam was instrumental in developing and deploying the Energy Star for Homes program, under which more than 1.6 million homes have been certified.  Now Chief Architect at the Department of Energy, Sam is promoting the Zero Energy Homes Ready program, which aims to make zero energy homes the new normal.

Sam leads workshops for home building executives throughout the country, focused on accelerating innovation. His book Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry: How It Got Here, Why It’s Broken, and How to Fix It presents a comprehensive strategy for transforming both the home building industry itself, and the experience of buying a new home.

Tedd Benson and Sam Rashkin have long shared bonds of mutual friendship and respect. When Tedd gave a presentation in May at a Housing Leadership Summit in California, Sam introduced him to the summit attendees.

In Sam’s recent BuilderOnline article, he describes the many virtues of off-site construction, and he holds up Unity Homes as an example of an “incredibly innovative” company that is leading the charge “to take housing to the next level.”  

Unity Homes is thrilled to have Sam Rashkin as such an an enthusiastic and passionate ambassador.