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The two informative talks featured below can be formatted from 10 minutes to an hour, depending on your needs. If there is another topic you want
to explore, please call me to discuss your groups needs.


You are at the time of your life when you thought everything would be sorted out. The kids would be independent, your parents would be retired in some sunny clime and you would be free to live your dreams...but then reality hits.  Like so many of our peers, you need to play a larger supporting role in the lives of your children and parents.

Now is not the time to lose hope! In this lively and informative presentation, Home Design Transformation authority, Colin Healy, will show you ways to create new uses for your existing spaces.  He will demonstrate how you can transform your current home into your dream home, without having to leave home! 

You will learn about:

●The 5 essential elements for planning a successful Accessory Apartment

●Creating more effective living and working space within your existing home

●How personal spaces can be crafted to help keep your sanity

●Explore how living in your home longer can save you money and improve your health

●The value of a master plan for your home to be executed in stages

●How to determine if it is actually time to move!

Eco Home Design Trends

A quiet revolution in building science has been going on for the last two decades and is poised to change the way our homes are built. The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code was adopted by Connecticut in 2018 to require new homes and remodeled homes to use less energy. This is a step in the right direction for our environment and for our pocketbooks. But the new “gold standards” are Passive Houses or Net Zero Energy Homes which use about a third of the energy of a current code compliant home.

The surprising extra benefit is that these homes have healthier indoor environments. Since we spend as much as 70% of our time indoors this is a significant value to consider when designing your project.

The class will include discussion and resource links.

In this 90 minute class, you will explore:

  • How is “Passive House Design“ different than Passive Solar Design
  • How a tight home with controlled ventilation can lead to better health
  • The 5 essential elements for planning a successful Net Zero Energy Home
  • The connection of Passive House Standard to design for Aging in Place
  • How modest investments in energy efficient construction can lead to lifelong savings
  • Where to get the technical resources you need
  • What are the special challenges of a Deep Energy Retrofit.

About Colin Healy

For over 25 years, Colin has been transforming homes for beauty, function and longevity.  In his first company, Colin modified homes to use Passive Solar Energy to create, heat and grow food year-round in elegant greenhouse structures. He now helps homeowners reinvent their homes to fit their changing needs, evolving passions and growing families.

Colin developed his Next Step Home Design Process to guide clients through the home design and construction experience with reduced risk and superior results.

Colin graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BARCH from the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College of New York. He is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist from the National Association of Home Builders, has lectured on Green Design, chaired a study on Design Solutions for Home Sharing for Home Haven Village in New Haven, CT, a member of the Village to Village Network. He Recently co-authored three articles on designing Senior Environments for McKnights Senior Living News.

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To book a talk, click on this link and you’ll be taken to a page where you can schedule phone consultation to discuss details.

Read more about Colin's speeches here:

Thank you Colin for a fabulous interview on “The Golden Years…Understanding Better Living”!!! Colin is a wealth of knowledge and experience. Most impressive, was his ability to present this most valuable information in a plain speaking style that was both easy and relatable for viewers. I myself learned so much about modifications that can be made so that people can have safer and more functional access in their homes whether they are older or experience disability at any age. I am confident viewers will be engrossed in the episode and I look forward to having Colin as a guest with me on the “Darby and Friends” show on WGCH 1490 AM Greenwich Business Talk Radio. You won’t want to miss it. Tune IN!!!"

Phyllis Ayman, MS/SLP, CDP

“The Voice for Eldercare Advocacy”

Radio & TV Host