Tuesday, January 10 | 9:45 - 10:30 AM
Event Type: Presentation
Location: Remodelers Central - West Concourse, Level III, Room W304E
Marla Esser, Master CGP, The Green Home Coach, St. Louis, MO
Jo Ann Kostik, Jo Ann Kostik Interior Designer, LLC, Metairie, LA
You're at home in a wheelchair. How do you reach the thermostat, get in the shower or get into your car? Nearly 20% of Americans today have a disability, yet ADA compliance only applies to multi-family and commercial buildings. Millions of single family homes, both new and existing, are designed so that a person with a disability can’t use them. With thoughtful planning and foresight, home building and remodeling can include universal design for thoughtful accommodations and sustainable, state-of the-art design.
Buyers are willing to pay more for the benefits they want in a home, especially health, safety and comfort. Green design and accessibility intersect to offer design strategies to provide homes that work for everyone.
55+ Housing, 55+ Housing Builders & Developers, Best Practices, Designers, Architects, Engineers & Planners, Green Building, HBA Staff, High Performance Homes, Remodelers, Remodeling, Single Family - All, Single Family - General Contracting, Single Family - Small Volume Builders, Subcontracting & Specialty Trade Contracting, Subcontractors & Specialty Trade Contractors, Technology, Universal Design