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Coffee Talk: Healthy Home Risks + Opportunities for Innovation
This is the 4th Coffee Talk in the HEALTHY HOME THROUGH BETTER DESIGN + OPERATION series.
Ultimately, we believe that Healthy Homes and Communities will become more than just a trend — emerging as the new energy efficiency in housing over the next 5 to 10 years. Health in housing will have ripple effects on the products and services, processes and value propositions of new construction. But, how will we get there? What are the near and long term risks? What are the incremental opportunities for innovation?
We'll kick things off with insights from our expert panel and open the floor for questions and discussion.
Katie Beck of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance will look at things from a risk management perspective – internal conversations and barriers, internal and external communications, cultural and structural shifts, and how it is underwritten
Jennifer Gilbert of Coldwell Banker, former chair for Alberta Real Estate Association and current member of the National Realtor Code Committee, will talk about agents/brokers expanding role in providing education on sustainability and health + wellness
Jim Shelton of Harmony Direct will explore opportunities for manufacturer collaboration and value chain optimization that can help drive down the cost of advanced IAQ solutions
Todd Usher of Addison Homes will provide the builder’s perspective—from expanded warranties and measuring health to ensuring your homes perform as intended and staying out of hot water
Daniel Wu of Immuta will discuss the pluses and minuses of data in healthy homes and communities—improving quality of life and ensuring privacy and security
Nick Hurst of EPA Indoor airPLUS will co-host the discussion and address the opportunities and issues from a home performance perspective.
During this session, we'll dig into questions including:
What are the insurance and legal risks of asserting health as a key value proposition? What could it win you on the home valuation side? And, how can you walk the fine line of marketing value without getting into hot water?
For a home to stay healthy, maintenance is required. How can you avoid the pitfalls that happen when people are left to their own devices? What roles could builders, developers, trades and manufacturers play in ensuring what’s promised is ultimately delivered on an ongoing basis?
Is there money to be made in delivering healthy homes as a service? How could it help your bottom line?
Support from these leading suppliers enables us to drive innovation in the housing industry.