My Green House - Health
27 January 2012, 12:28
In this episode the Green Team rushes in to green another home. Andy talks about the relationship between health and the environment and gives you tips on helping both. Jesse looks at high efficiency furnaces with Reid Built homes. Shannon explores alternative ways to get around town and in our profile we learn about barrier free design.
For more on the information provided in this episode:
Build It Green
New Furnaces — Reid Built Homes
Alternative Transportation — Climate Change Central
Ron Wickman – Barrier Free Architect
Ron’s interest and expertise is in barrier-free design, that is accommodating the
needs of individuals with disabilities; he also has a special interest in multi-family housing and urban and community planning. His master’s thesis, titled “Beyond the Ramp” investigated issues beyond the removal of physical barriers to accessibility for persons with disabilities; it concluded that community planning, the design of individual buildings, and barrier-free design must be considered as working interdependently to create a total environment better equipped to integrate a greater number of citizens into the mainstream of society. He specializes in providing consulting services for persons with disabilities and for projects focused on affording individuals with disabilities greater choices for independent movement.