Universal Designed "Smart" Homes for the 21st Century.
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EP/Exceptional Parent Magazine, is a magazine for parents with children who have different needs. Mr. Schwab contributed to EP since 2003 and still contributes to the magazine from time to time. This is my favorite of all children resources for kids with all different needs. Every month is a great resource and offers immense value.
PN Magazine (Paraplegia News) is the official magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. I am honored to have contributed bi-monthly to the magazine in the Around the House column from 2009- 2017. The new editor introduced a new author for the Around the House column. But the column is still there and Mr. Mark Thompson Architect is writing outstanding articles so do visit PN. Learn more at www.pvamagazines.com
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, .PGS. 24-28 .
This article was published prior in 2009.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 below is the house design by Mr. Schwab illustrated and explained in the article. It is a net zero home (it generates its own energy) with geo-thermal heating, active and passive solar design and insulated concrete form (ICF) construction. These features are combined with universal designed features for lifetime and retirement living. It was completed in 2012 after the magazine article was published. Note: The jack and jill powder room door swings out, (not in as the erroneous color drawing shows).
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.
No Place Like Home, PN magazine Oct 2012, This article is really a shortened version of the tax credit idea as noted in the article below but it cuts right to the chase. A lifetime housing tax credit could save the US billions of dollars in long term health care costs.
Please see the original more detailed article above:That article (above) was the first to explore the home healthcare incentive that proposes staying at home and with tele-healthcare and independent living.
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
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
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 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 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 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.