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Sam Rashkin

Sam Rashkin

From work with individual clients to large national programs, Sam Rashkin has spent the last 40 years accelerating housing innovation and transforming the homeowner experience.

Sam Rashkin's Posts

The Case for Engineered Precast Concrete Walls The Case for Engineered Precast Concrete Walls

In contrast to wood, concrete is noncombustible, moisture resistant, insect resistant, dimensionally stable, impact resistant, and has excellent thermal storage capabilities. Read more

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Are Factory Built Homes the Future? Are Factory Built Homes the Future?

Builder writer Sam Rashkin examines off-site component fabrication for homes, and why it could be the future of construction. Read more

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Announcing the 2014 Nominees for The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability Announcing the 2014 Nominees for The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability

Seven outstanding green building thought leaders are under consideration for the prestigious annual award, which comes with a $50,000 prize, from The Hanley Foundation, BUILDER, and ECOBUILDING REVIEW. Read more

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Are You Up to the Challenge of Net-Zero Energy? Are You Up to the Challenge of Net-Zero Energy?

In the third installment of a three-part series on past winners of the Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing, Sam Rashkin, the 2012 award winner, talks about raising the bar for performance. Read more

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The Balance of Systems The Balance of Systems

Codes and Standards chair Sam Rashkin describes how new codes and evolving rating systems are addressing the "house-as-a-system" approach to performance. Read more

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