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Session 4B - Connecticut Room

October 30, 2023 @ 1:15-2:15pm
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Health, Wellness & High-Performance Solutions

Karla Butterfield, Sustainability Director, Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Somerville, MA

About this program:

Market studies show consumer interest in healthier homes and communities has been increasing for several years. No matter the price point, new build or retrofit, today’s consumers are prioritizing health and wellness so they can stay in their homes longer and improve its impact on their well-being. In this session we'll explore the design and construction principles of a healthy home, and how to apply building science and wellness solutions to entice homeowners and meet their needs. Through real data, real examples and real lessons learned, you’ll discover industry-leading strategies for taking the health and performance of your homes to the next level—and do so profitably.


Learning Goals:

  • Identify health and wellness trends and priorities for key market segments.

  • Analyze building science solutions for new and existing homes to increase health and wellness at multiple price points.

  • Explore how energy and water strategies can be applied to improve indoor environments in both new and existing homes.

  • Identify healthy home products, systems and technologies on the market today.

  • Determine best strategies to optimize ventilation, increase indoor environmental quality and promote occupant health and well-being.

About the Presenter:

Ms. Butterfield is a Sustainability Director at Steven Winter Associates, Inc., working with residential buildings. Her expertise is in sustainable consulting services, program certification support and implementation of high-performance building technologies. With architects, developers, builders, and homeowners, she develops specific sustainability strategies for both new construction and renovations.

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Content Area(s):

High Performance/Energy Efficiency

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