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Energypath 2015: Net Zero Buildings and Passive House

July 23, 2015 @ 8:30 am - July 24, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

energypathEnergypath is the region’s largest sustainable energy event attracting industry professionals, policymakers and academia throughout the region and across the United States. The goal of Energypath is to increase the knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow.

There will be five seminar tracks, including net zero, passive house, energy policy, renewable technologies and storage, and introductions to wind/solar/biomass.

Click here to learn more and register for Energypath 2015 at the University of Scranton! Register by May 20 and receive a $20 discount.


Bill Maclay, Principal at Maclay Architects

Bill Maclay is the author of The New Net-Zero published by Chelsea Green, and the founding principal of Maclay Architects of Waitsfield, Vermont. Bill has been recognized as a leader in innovative, ecological planning and architectural design since 1971. Maclay Architects specializes in net-zero energy design and was the recipient of the 2012 NESEA Zero Net Energy Building Award. Among the firm’s net-zero, near-net-zero, and net-zero-ready projects are NRG Systems, an office and manufacturing facility, the Bennington State Office Building, the George D. Aiken Center at the University of Vermont, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Bosarge Family Education Center, and numerous homes.

Bill has a BA from Williams College and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also past president of the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and has served on the board of directors of the VBSR and the Yestermorrow Design/Build School.

Sam Rashkin, R.A.

As Chief Architect for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office, Sam’s primary role is leading deployment of proven innovations for new and existing high-performance homes. This includes work leading DOE’s world-class research program, Building America, and overseeing the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home voluntary labeling program for leading edge builders. In his prior position, he managed ENERGY STAR for Homes since its start in 1996. Under his leadership, ENERGY STAR for Homes grew exponentially to more than 8,500 builder partners, over one million labeled homes, and over 25 percent market penetration nationwide. Mr. Rashkin was recognized for his contributions to sustainable housing with the 2012 Hanley Award. He 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 on the development team for EPA’s Indoor airPLUS label. Sam has authored a book on housing innovation titled “Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry: How It Got Here, Why It’s Broken, and How to Fix It.” Sam has also prepared hundreds of articles, technical papers, reports, and seminars; and contributed to other books and television series on energy efficient and green construction.

William B. Rose

William B. Rose is a Senior Research Architect at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Seichi Konzo, the principal author of double-wall superinsulation—the Illinois Lo-Cal House—was his university mentor. Mr. Rose’s university research is on energy and water in buildings. He is the author of the book Water in Buildings, and for 12 years he was the handbook chair of the ASHRAE committee responsible for the ASHRAE Handbook chapters on building envelopes. He is a founding member of ASHRAE Standard Committee 160 “Criteria for Moisture Control Design Analysis” and is currently involved in the ASHRAE guideline “Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings.” He is known widely for tracing the history of building practices and regulation. He is a registered architect and a Harvard GSD graduate. He has assisted many museums and historic properties with energy and water problems, including the Guggenheim Museum, Independence Hall, Angkor temples in Cambodia, and the United Nations Secretariat Building.


July 23, 2015 @ 8:30 am
July 24, 2015 @ 2:00 pm