024 // Sustainable Design vs Wellness Design – Is There A Difference?

By: Kate HambletAugust 3, 2020

What's your favorite thing to do outside?  

I have two favorites: Hiking and skiing (and a close third is a hilly bike ride).

I've spent most of my life in the mountains, enjoying the snow, the cool fall days, the rainy spring days (yes, I really do enjoy those!), and everything that surrounds me when I'm outside.

I think that's why I was drawn to studying sustainable design in architecture school.  


Our planet is absolutely amazing, and I want to do everything I can to protect it.

Do you feel the same way?

Buildings are one of the biggest culprits in damaging the future of our planet, from the material resources they use to the daily energy they require to stay operational.  

That's why it's so important to design and build in a way that reduces the burden on the earth.

And to go even further, ideally  "Buildings should nourish and restore living systems." (Architect William McDonough)

On this week's Healthy Home Design podcast episode, I'm diving into what makes a sustainable home and how it relates to a home designed for health and wellness.

Are sustainable homes the same thing as wellness homes?

The answer is: Not necessarily.

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What You'll Discover:

  • What it means to design and build a sustainable home
  • What the differences are between a wellness home and a sustainable home
  • What you can do to make sure your home is healthy for you and the planet

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