By Stacey Freed, Forbes
Thirteen years ago, interior designer Jillian Pritchard Cooke was working on the first LEED-for-home house in Atlanta. For the uninitiated, LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building designation supported by the U.S. Green Building Council.
|SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17|
|11th Annual Green Home of the Year Awards Dinner||TBD||Mr. Chow • Caesars Palace|
|MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18|
|Sustainable Symposium 2019 –
The Desert Shall Bloom: Solutions For A Verdant Planet
|9A – 5:30P||Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall • UNLV|
|Health + Wellness Salon||Invitation Only|
|TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19|
|Wellness Within Your Walls Spotting||All Day|
|Healthier Home: How to Cost-Effectively Deliver Buyers’ Must-Have Features||12:30 – 1:30P||South 227|
|Professional Builder: Show Village LIVE with Adam Grubb||3P||PB’s Show Village • Silver Parking Lot|
|Best in Green Awards Present Building Science with Joe Lstiburek||3:30 – 5P||LVCC • High Performance Building Zone • N135 • N145|
|The Nationals Awards Gala||5:30 – 10P||Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino • Palace Ballroom|
|WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20|
|Wellness Within Your Walls Spotting||All Day|
|Professional Women in Building Awards & Installation of Officers Luncheon||12 – 2P||LVCC|
|Best of IBS Awards & Happy Hour||3 – 4P||LVCC • IBS Live • SU873|
|Best in American Living Award (BALA)||5:30 – 9P||Westgate • Lobby Level • Ballroom B|
|THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21|
|Our founder, Jillian Pritchard Cooke, presents — Learning From Each Other: A Global Approach to Sustainable Healthy Living.||9 – 9:30A||LVCC • International Central-North Hall • Level 2 Lobby • Outside N251|
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We’ve recently released our next six Atlanta 4-Course dates. We look forward to having you join us.
Wellness Within Your Walls® has produced a practical educational series featuring The Healthy Living System™, a 10-step approach to building and designing healthier living environments. The Healthy Living System™ is designed to complement residential construction projects resulting in lower toxin levels and better health for homeowners.
Recent scientific evidence indicates that air quality in homes tends to be significantly more polluted and harmful than outdoor air. People spend up to 90% of their time indoors. Analysis of indoor air and proper design of ventilation systems — with consideration given to available technology, climate zones and naturally-occurring toxins — can significantly improve this issue. Indoor air quality is especially important for at-risk groups such as the young, elderly, and chronically ill. A number of options exist to remedy these issues such as building with air-purifying drywall, whole-home air purification systems and even well-placed house plants.
Hydration is paramount to human health. The water we consume plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy body and mind. Over 300 chemicals of concern have been identified in municipal tap water. Analyzing water for contaminants — through a consultant, local extension office, or public interest group database — is essential. Equally important is selecting the proper whole-home or personal water purification system to remove undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases.
Exposure to natural light provides the body with vitamin D, lifts moods, improves concentration, aids sleep, reduces signs of dementia and improves overall health. Our bodies rely on the daily cycle of natural light to synchronize circadian rhythms. Designing homes to capture and optimize natural light maximizes health while delivering energy-saving benefits. In the northern hemisphere, south facing rooms receive the most sunlight; rooms should be positioned to the sun’s rotation. Artificial light should be considered after natural exposure has been maximized.
DO THE RIGHT THING. Build your business by getting certified and committing to The Healthy Living System™. Learn how you can reduce the level of toxins in the homes and products you build to reach today’s health-conscious consumer. And, certify your homes and products to create awareness of your commitment to consumer health, like the ABC Green Home 4.0 photographed above.
Our founder, Jillian Pritchard Cooke, was interviewed by House Beautiful for top tips. Read the article — 6 Nursery-Decorating Mistakes to Avoid for your Baby’s Health. It’s great information for expecting parents.
By Amy Gamerman, The Wall Street Journal
Luxury developers are touting wellness real estate, offering private and communal spaces for meditation and yoga