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A “Good Housekeeping” Seal for Your Home

Some symbols evoke assurances of quality. The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval is one of them. A UL approval is another. LEED certification says your home supports sustainability. Now there’s a new WELL for residential certification that says your home is healthy, safe, quiet and resilient. I wrote about this long-awaited credential that rolled out in January from the International Well Building Institute. You can read about it here – including why you it’s worthwhile to bring a credentialed WELL professional to design, build or remodel your home.

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FIVE REASONS TO GET MY NEW BONUS CHAPTER

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Since my award-winning Wellness by Design book went to press right before the world shut down in 2020, I decided to write a BONUS CHAPTER. It’s FREE with your purchase of the book itself. Here are five reasons why you should click through to your favorite independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble or Amazon to get your copy NOW!

  1. There are so many ways that nature has to wreck your home. Find out how to make it more resilient.
  2. Are you caring for your parents or in-laws? Find out how to make it better, safer and easier with tips on multi-generational planning.
  3. Do you need more space? (Who doesn’t, right???) Find out how to make your rooms do double-duty without taking down walls.
  4. Is noise driving you crazy? Find out how to make your living spaces quieter. (And why it’s so important to do so.)
  5. Have you been wondering about artificial intelligence and other new technologies? Find out what they can do for you!

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Here are a few links from around the web to enhance your home, health, safety and life:

Health-related: Noise comes in a range of colors besides white – Washington Post via San Diego Union-Tribune

Remodeling-related: Durable flooring for kitchens and baths – Fine Homebuilding

Safety-related: 11 Ticking time bombs in your house – and what to do about them – BobVila.com

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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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