New Award Recognizes Aging-in-Place Remodeling Projects
NAHB Remodelers has created the new Homes for Life Award to recognize remodeling projects that enable residents to age in place.
Eligibility for the awards is limited to CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place) designees, and their projects can have been completed at any time in the past. Current judges of the awards are not allowed to submit entries.
The deadline for entries is Sept. 3.
To enter, submit the application page with all pertinent company information, along with a $50 entry fee. There are four parts to the entry requirements:
- Images: no more than a total of 15 before and after shots
- Graphic Materials: a before and after floor plan drawing of aging in place/accessible designs
- General Data: brief information on the home and costs of the project
- Interpretive Statements: three directed statements describing the design not to exceed 1,000 words in length.
The judges will score each project on functionality, problem solving, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and entry presentation within a 50 point score sheet based upon the following questions:
- To what degree were the expressed needs of the client met?
- How well does the project enhance the existing structure’s function?
- How well have the solutions in the presentation enhanced the existing structure?
- Were innovative materials and construction methods used in the project?
- How well-executed were the design solutions addressing stated project constraints?
The winning entry will be announced at NAHB Remodelers’ yearly award ceremony during the Remodeling Show. The winner will receive an award, a press release for local newspapers, and recognition in the CAPS Connection newsletter and various NAHB Remodelers publications and on the NAHB Remodelers Web site.
For more information on the award or to download an application, e-mail Ellen Higgins at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8323.
CAPS Designation Focuses on Accessibility at Any Age
Developed by the NAHB Remodelers in collaboration with AARP, the NAHB Research Center and NAHB's 50+ Housing Council, the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) program provides comprehensive, practical, market-specific information about working with older and maturing adults to remodel their homes for aging-in-place.
For more information, e-mail CAPSinfo@nahb.org, or visit www.nahb.org/CAPSinfo.