5 Ways to Learn More About Building Healthier Homes at IBS


Market studies show consumer interest in healthier homes and communities has been increasing for several years, as consumers make the connection between their home and their health. Today’s consumers are prioritizing health and wellness at all price points in both new builds and remodels, with the wellness real estate market nearly doubling from 2017-2020 ($148 billion to $275 billion).

Industry professionals are taking note as well and sharing their insights at the 2023 International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas. Here are just a few examples from the IBS Centrals and Communities:

  • 11 Things to Do in a Kitchen Wellness Remodel
    Tuesday, Jan. 31|10:45-11:15 a.m. PST|Design Central
    The wellness part of a home is more than just avoiding VOCs and eliminating other toxins. It’s also about creating a home that works well with how it is lived in and can be operated and maintained comfortably. Learn how opening things up allowed one empty-nester couple to use their kitchen space better, as well as the 11 things that were done to create mental and physical wellness improvements.
  • Beer & Banter: Designing Homes to Optimize Health & Happiness
    Wednesday, Feb. 1|4:30-5 p.m. PST|Design Central
    Home design contributes toward resident health and wellbeing. Building experts share design strategies that can contribute toward improved indoor air quality, humidity and moisture control, as well as light and sound quality.
  • Are Builders Providing the Green Features Buyers Want?
    Thursday, Feb. 2 | 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PST| Design Central
    Learn about NAHB’s most up-to-date research on green home trends and buyer preferences, which will highlight the features buyers want and builders are most likely to include in their homes in 2023.

Other courses in the Health & Wellness track include:

  • Pre-Show Master Workshop: Leveraging Health, Wellness & High Performance Solutions to Meet Demand
    Monday, Jan. 30|9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    No matter the price point, new build or retrofit, today’s consumers are prioritizing health and wellness so they can stay in their homes longer and improve its impact on their well-being. In this Master Workshop, leading experts in healthy and high-performance building will explore the design and construction principles of a healthy home, and how to apply building science and wellness solutions to entice homeowners and meet their needs.
  • How to Build the Healthy Homes Buyers Now Demand
    Wednesday, Feb. 1|10:30-11:30 a.m.|LVCC - W225
    For years, energy-efficiency and saving on utility bills led the movement for higher performance construction. But now that we have all learned about air circulation and the spread of airborne hazards and the link between our health and our inside-built environments, buyers are demanding components and practices that support their well-being. Understand, implement and sell the benefits and features of healthy homes so you can become a trusted advisor for your clients.

Check out a full schedule of educational opportunities at IBS, including presentations and networking opportunities through the IBS Centrals and Communities, on BuildersShow.com.

Register today for the 2023 IBS, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, in Las Vegas.

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