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Feb 23, 2024 | News

Learn more about the step challenge and healthy building practices through the following events, publications and more.

Walking Challenge: Count Your Steps

Are you the first WWYW Steps Champion?

Join WWYW by walking your way to wellness. During the week of February 24th – March 2nd, track your steps via phone, smart watch, health tracker or any other step-counting device.

Email WWYW at info@wellnesswithinyourwalls.com with your step number and an image from your step counter to find our if you have become the WWYW 2024 Steps Champion.

Electrification: Pros, Cons & Pathways Forward

Beer and Banter at NAHB Design Central. Join P3 Builder Group’s John Barrows and WWYW founder, Jillian Pritchard Cooke, for a lively discussion on electrification. Explore the pros and cons, potential solutions and hear perspectives from around the world as builders try to chart the best path forward.

Wednesday | February 28th | 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM | LVCC West 213

Taking a Holistic Approach to Designing Healthier and Innovative Kitchen and Baths

Do you measure up? The heart of the home has always been the kitchen, providing a place for connection and culinary creativity. Join WWYW founder, Jillian Pritchard Cooke, for an in depth look at designing kitchens and baths holistically. Learn about the principles necessary to incorporate innovative, sustainable, resilient, high-performance and aesthetically pleasing elements into your kitchen and bath designs.

Thursday | February 29th | 8 AM to 10 AM | LVCC North 254

Introducing: WWYW Residential Production Builder Program

Wellness Within Your Walls® launches the Residential Production Builder Program™ with ARCXIS! This program provides volume builders with a streamlined process to ensure that production builders can incorporate a nationwide standard that promotes healthier homes for today’s health-conscious home buyers.
WWYW will provide participating builders with the opportunity to utilize collected data in building and marketing healthier, more competitive homes.
For more information contact:

Interested in inspecting home to the Wellness Within Your Walls standard for your area? Contact info@wellnesswithinyourwalls.com.

2024 Healthy Home Check Up™ Report

Wellness Within Your Walls conducted a survey and compiled data on the health status of North American homes through the WWYW Healthy Home Check Up™ in 2023.

From the survey results, it is evident that, after the impact of COVID, health and wellness has become more important to consumers. The consumer is looking for a greater understanding on how building science, including mechanical systems, materials, home furnishings and product selections, contribute to healthier living environments.

Contact info@wellnesswithinyourwalls.com for more information on the assessment of the Healthy Home Check Up.

Introducing: The Glacier Project

The Glacier Project, a Wellness Within Your Walls® first-of-its-kind demonstration home, blends the very best in high-performance, resilient and healthy systems and products.

Located in the resort town of Whitefish, MT, in the northwest region of the Treasure State, it is uniquely positioned to showcase both U.S. and Canadian products throughout. Innovative suppliers and partners will come together with cutting edge products tailor made for the climate.

With the entrance to Glacier National Park just 25 miles away, stunning vistas and outdoor adventure abound.

Interested in becoming a partner of The Glacier Project?

Contact info@wellnesswithinyourwalls.com.

A New Pathway to Wellness

Wellness Within Your Walls has created a new pathway to healthy living environments. The Healthy Living System™ (HLS) Approved Seal is a simple and easy way to brand and market residential homes and amenity centers. This Seal of Approval supports the Healthy Living System’s 10-Step Holistic Approach to healthy living.

To learn more contact WWYW at info@wellnesswithinyourwalls.com.

Best of IBS Awards 2024

Congratulations to the 2024 Best of IBS Awards Finalists!

Celebrate the award winners Thursday, February 29th at 3:30 PM for the Best of IBS Awards Ceremony and Toast at the IBS Construction Performance Zone (booth SU253).

Plan to visit the winner’s booths. Learn more here.

The New American Home

Interested in scenic views and a resort lifestyle? Make sure to check out The New American Home 2024 built by Sun West Holmes in Las Vegas, NV. Congratulations NAHB Leading Suppliers Council on this year’s beautiful home.

Find out more here.

And the winner is…

There are many silver winners and finalists to congratulate with both the Nationals and Best in American Living Award Shows.

The Nationals: Tuesday | February 27th | 5 PM to 10 PM | Caesars Palace Ballroom

BALA: Wednesday | February 28th | 5 PM to 8 PM | LVCC West 326

NAHB Nationals Global Connection

Congratulations to the 2024 Global Innovation Award finalists! The Global Innovations Award (GIA) program honors the companies and builders leading the way and producing cutting edge products, services, homes and communities that impact the industry on an international scale, including those that focus on green building and related products. The finalists are:

  • Net Zero Home Offerings, Minto Communities, Toronto, Canada.
  • Plentific (software), London, UK.
  • Beko Bottom Mount Refrigerators with HarvestFresh, Beko Home Appliances, Istanbul, Turkey (global product)
  • XtremePlank, Tamlyn, United Kingdom.
  • Masonite Performance Door System – Rot-resistant Frame, Masonite, Tampa FL (global product)

The global winners will be announced at the Nationals Awards Gala.

Spotting at Design & Construction Week.

Want to select healthier products for your clients? Keep an eye out for www.spotting tents to learn which products are natural, sustainable and innovative and responsible.

Some brands to look forward to:

  1. AprilAire
  2. Elkay
  3. Panda Windows and Doors
  4. Rockwool
  5. Ace Indoor Golf
  6. Doorbird
  7. Kohler
  8. Concelo
  9. GE Appliances
  10. IBS and KBIS Education

Follow WWYW on Instagram and Facebook for real time spotting and more information on healthier building products and furnishings. And, as always, thank you to the WWYW spotters who help make this happen!

Green Home Builder Magazine Cover Story

Congratulations Jefferson at The Grove by JPI NGBS-Certified. Read more about this project on page 22.

Featured Article in Green Home Builder Magazine

Designing Healthier Spaces

By WWYW founder, Jillian Pritchard Cook

Maximizing occupant health and comfort and the use of sustainable materials is key to buyers today.

“Flexible spaces that continually adapt to changing conditions are at the core of healthier interior living spaces. Whether the space adapts to a first-time home buyer, a young couple that likes to entertain or a growing family, the successful evolution of living spaces is paramount. A well-designed flexible home should…

Read more of Jillian’s article on page 44 and don’t miss out on any Green Home Builder Magazine issues.

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