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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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A Passion for Performance A Passion for Performance

DOE's Sam Rashkin receives The 2012 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. Read more

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The New American Home 2011 The New American Home 2011

For the first time in its 28-year history, The New American Home had a homeowner attached from the start. Read more

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the not so wasteful house

As Sarah Susanka's Not So Big Showhouse aptly illustrates, we've come a long way from the days when sustainability was unsightly. Thousands of attendees at this year's International Builders' Show in Orlando toured the 2,660-square-foot house, which marries earth-friendly features with innovation and style. Read more

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