Project Team & Sponsors
This year’s Home for Life brought together leaders in home remodeling, accessibility, and building science to craft a design that is beautiful, adaptable, and packed with ideas that will inspire pros and homeowners alike.
One in three Americans is now 50 or older; by 2030, one in five will be 65-plus. Will your community be ready? AARP Livable Communities works with leaders and citizens throughout the nation in support of age-friendly, livable homes and communities for people of all ages. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. Learn more at aarp.org.
Better Living Design
Better Living DesignTM (BLDTM) is an unprecedented approach to positioning universal design in the marketplace. The BLDTM team is rebranding universal design for homes and home products that work well and look good. The BLDTM effort includes reviewing home plans, evaluating remodeling job specifications, and establishing criteria for evaluating appliances and fixtures as well as everyday products used in the home. These BLDTM guidelines will be based on current accepted universal design standards and principles. Learn more at betterlivingdesign.org.
The Building Performance Institute (BPI) is the nation’s premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance, and standards-setting organization. BPI develops technical standards using an open, transparent, consensus-based process built on sound building science. BPI is approved by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) as an accredited developer of American National Standards and as a certifying body for personnel credentials. Learn more at bpi.org.
Case Design/Remodeling is driven by a passion for helping homeowners make the right decisions during each phase of their home renovation project. An in-house team of designers, split between architecture and interior design, work with leading-edge visualization tools to ensure that their clients’ dreams are realized. But the company’s passion for helping homeowners through their renovation project goes deeper than the design phase. A Case value engineer keeps clients updated on pricing at every step of the way and offers innovative methods to bring efficiencies that maximize value. Learn more at casedesign.com.
The best way to ensure the home of your dreams becomes reality is by working with a professional home remodeler. NAHB Remodelers members have the highest integrity, standards and skills in the industry. NAHB Remodelers provides you with the tools you need to make smart remodeling decisions, from choosing the right professional for the job from the Directory of Professional Remodelers and NAHB Remodelers Associates to learning how to remodel your home for a lifetime of enjoyment with a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist.
NAHB Remodelers membership can help building professionals improve their business and construction expertise with information, education, and designation programs as well as networking opportunities, marketing resources, and the industry’s most effective advocacy on Capitol Hill. Strengthen your business and demonstrate to your customers that you are committed to responsible business practices, quality construction, and reliable customer service as an NAHB Remodelers member. Learn more at nahb.org/whynahbr.
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is an organization of high-quality remodeling industry professionals. Its members are committed to integrity, high standards, professional education, ethics, and market recognition.
Not all remodelers are created equal: NARI remodelers are experienced, trusted, qualified, ethical, and dependable business owners who will get your project done right—obtaining the proper permits, carrying the proper insurances, following the local codes, and designing innovative solutions to renovate your home.
NARI members belong to a strong network of experienced, well-trained remodeling professionals who observe high standards of honesty, integrity, and responsibility in the conduct of business. Learn more at nari.org.
Published monthly, REMODELING magazine is an indispensable tool for the residential remodeling industry, delivering the business know-how, product innovations and applications, and technical information that home improvement pros need to help make smart decisions that will shape their project success. Through its print and online resources, REMODELING reaches leading remodelers and home improvement pros nationwide. Learn more at www.remodeling.hw.net.
RM Design Studio
Role: Virtual Tour renderings and animations
RM Design Studio is a nationally recognized leader in computer rendering and virtual reality, utilizing the latest software, tools, and techniques to help its clients with any of their design and marketing needs. The Chicago-based firm’s architectural expertise allows it to start any project with as little as a hand sketch. For more information visit www.rmdesignstudiohtml5.com.
U.S. Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations in residential building energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort for more than 15 years. This world-class research program partners with industry (including many of the top U.S. home builders, remodelers, and manufacturers) to bring cutting-edge innovations and resources to market. Learn more at www.buildingamerica.gov.
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