January 9 - 11, 2018
Orlando, FL

Universal Homes for Individual Needs: The Intersection between Green and Accessibility in Homes

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Tuesday, January 10 | 9:45 - 10:30 AM

Event Type: Presentation

Location: Remodelers Central - West Concourse, Level III, Room W304E

Presenter(s): 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.

Tags: 55+ Housing55+ Housing Builders & DevelopersBest PracticesDesigners, Architects, Engineers & PlannersGreen BuildingHBA StaffHigh Performance HomesRemodelersRemodelingSingle Family - AllSingle Family - General ContractingSingle Family - Small Volume BuildersSubcontracting & Specialty Trade ContractingSubcontractors & Specialty Trade ContractorsTechnologyUniversal Design

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