Effectively immediately, Patrick Simpson has returned to the role of Executive Director for Saferhome Society.
Patrick is an early adopter in smart concept housing and Universal Design. Patrick works as a consultant as a Universal design and building specialist. He has been involved in the housing industry for more than 25 years through real estate and development, including market research, land assembly, project management, and design. Patrick has sat on many boards and committees in the Vancouver area and continues to volunteer with his community.
You may contact Patrick as follows:
SAFERhome Standards updated September 2017
to 15 detailed measurable building points!
SAFERhome Standards was established in 2004 to empower the consumer and give them a way to measure tangible and real changes in how a home can be built. This Universal Standard originated in 1997 and included a low voltage wiring network that delivered improved communications, house management and environment control options.
At that time, wireless technology was still unreliable and hardwiring was the only way to get consistent control and solid security. The market place has since changed and evolved and there is now a large collection of wireless options that consumers can plug and play into their home without the need for a low voltage wiring network.
Although SAFERhome still believes that wireless is less reliable and less secure, the market and the consumer have now accepted wireless as a solid consumer product. To reflect this change in the market place SAFERhome Standards have been adjusted to give the consumer more options and more cost control.
The new Universal Home Gold Standard for SAFERhome is now 15 detailed measurable building points with 3 supplemental options from the 19 detailed measurable building points.
SAFERhome’ project on Wilmot – 1st to be certified on Vancouver Island
This is David Coulson Design’s first home to receive SAFERhome certification and is also the first project on Vancouver Island to be cerfified. We believe the SAFERhome 19 point criteria is simply a smart way of building, not only making homes a better real estate investment but most importantly enhancing homeowners lifestyles both now and for the future.
Builder creates homes you can live in, a lifetime. He builds homes with the future in mind, wider hallways, closets that convert to elevators. Shaw TV’s Paul Beilstien has the story.