Universal Designed "Smart" Homes for the 21st Century.
Please enjoy the articles I am glad to have contributed. Feel free to share, thank you for reading and please return, Charles.
I have been writing for PN since Oct. 2010, in a column called Around the House. The following monthly magazine articles are reprints of the monthly print copy. Learn more at www.pvamagazines.com
EP/Exceptional Parent Magazine, is a magazine for exceptional parents with exceptional children. Visit www.eparent.com: Mr. Schwab has been writing for EP since 2003 and contributes anually.
Please join my email list at right. You'll be informed when I post to the blog with informative articles and related posts. I sincerely appreciate and take your ideas and input to heart. The direct blog linkwww.Accessiblehealthhome.com I am currently creating a book design series for parents and children with mobility needs.
I don't share e mail information with anybody! Comments are appreciated at the blog.
No Place Like Home, PN magazine Oct 2012 This case study proposes that a UD housing tax credit could save the US billions of dollars in long term health care costs while creating housing construction jobs at the same time.
Please see the original more detailed article: A call to action for a $20,000 tax credit published in EP/Exceptional Parent magazine below.(Second article from the bottom). That article was the first to explore the home healthcare incentive that could encourage healing and rehabilitating at home as opposed to more expensive (taxpayer funded) facilities. A home needs to be designed to provide this.
This article is reprinted with permission from Total Landscape Care Magazine, by Arrika Sansone, Oct 2011 pgs.31-34 titled Landscapes That Anticipate the Future, Common-sense features adapt to changing needs. Within it quotes Mr. Schwab and several other professionals about the future of Universal Design in the landscape.
The article at right titled : Universal Designed & "Smart" Appliances, Part 1 is reprinted with permission from PN magazine, The magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Pages 13-14 July 2011. Article by Mr. Schwabwww.pvamagazines.com
The article at right in reprinted with permission from PN magazine, Article titled:"Negotiating Stairs, Stairlifts and MechanicalSystems".pgs 17-18 June 2011. Note we have detected an error in the first paragraph. "The cost for a single riser stairlift will range from $3,700-$5,000" not the amount of $1400 as mentioned.
The article at right is reprinted with permission from PN magazine. The article titled: From the Floor Up Is about the inclusion of both "Green" building and Universal Design with a focus on in-floor radiant heating.Pgs.56-57, May 2011
The article at right written by Charles Schwab AIA is shared with expressed consent of PN magazine.A Homethat makes HouseCalls (Part 2), discusses Inclusive/universal design interior features. pgs 23-25, Feb.2011, www.pvamagazines.com
The article below by Mr. Schwab is reprinted with expressed consent from the PVA Magazine PNwww.pvamagazine.com The monthly column "Around the House". Printed Nov. 2010 on pages 30-32. Article titled: Specially AdaptedHousing and UD, Entries and Building Costs , discussing Veteran SA benefits for housing and costs.
The article below is reprinted with expressed consent from the PVA magazine, PN www.pvamagazine.com, pages 13-16, October 2010.Article titledA Universal Design Retirement Home. features a custom home in Myrtle Beach NC.
This home was designed by Mr.Schwab and built in Vernal Utah, a very arid climate.
This is the home featured in the article below.It is Universal Design,Geo-Thermal,Passive and Active Solar and built with Insulated Concrete Foundation/Walls.
The PDF article below is reprinted with expressed consent of EP/Exceptional Parent Magazine. See below for contact info.The article titled America's First Universal Design "Smart"Home, A Call to action for a new $20,000 tax credit for Universal Designhomes and remodelsJuly 2009,Charles M. Schwab AIA, Architect & Author.PGS. 24-28 .
This article was published prior to the 2009 US stimulus package.The article examines combining long term healthcare savings in Medicaid and Medicare with job creation by building UD/Inclusive home remodels and new home construction . The home pictured above is the example illustrated in this article. It is Green and UD and was completed after the magazine article was published.
Mr. Schwab is currently a Certified Green Professional (CGP), a NAHB designation. He is not a LEED AP as noted in the above article.This is a misprint. We apologize for the error.
The article below: "Reprinted with expressed consent and approval of EP/Exceptional Parent a monthly magazine for parents and families of children with disabilities and special health needs. For more information call (877)372-7368. www.eparent.com Offices at 416 Main Street,Johnstown PA, 15901. July 2004, Charles Schwab Architect AIA Author, Article titled: A Stroll through the UniversalDesigned Smart Home, for the 21st Century,discusses the features of a UD home through a strolling (both walking and rolling) tour. Pgs,24-29