Sam Rashkin More about Sam Rashkin Sam is founder of Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry, a training and consulting business that helps the housing industry prepare for hisstoric disruptions looming ahead. He has recently completed a 25-year career leading national housing programs. This includes his role as Chief Architect for the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office where his primary role was leading deployment of proven innovations 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 8,000 builder partners, over one million labeled homes, and over 25 percent market penetration nationwide. Mr. Rashkin has been recognized for his contributions to sustainable housing with the 2012 Hanley Award and is a published author.