A new shade of green. Providing a longer-lasting, more accessible home or building that serves people as they age, those with various disabilities and/or progressive medical conditions without the burden of investing in extensive additional resources or modifications is, in and of itself, a green or sustainable principle. Marla Esser Cloos, author of Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a Better Home, after connecting with new friend Kelly, who currently lives with the physical limitations of MS, discussed smart building designs that for Kelly and many like her radically impacts her quality of life. As our society ages, addressing the intersection between universal design that incorporates accessibility and green design can mean the difference between living independently or forced reliance on others, the difference between inclusion and exclusion, and a greater opportunity to live life to the fullest.
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