Local author Melissa Rappaport Schifman (“Lissie”) believes there are three big reasons to go green: for your health, for your wealth, and for your soul. She wrote Building a Sustainable Home: Practical Green Design Choices for Your Health, Wealth, and Soul, partly as an answer to her own frustration with existing guidebooks: they were missing the real story and the real costs and benefits.
For anyone who is thinking about building or renovating a home, this is an indispensable guidebook book that will help you prioritize decisions and cut through the clutter of the overwhelming number of “green” choices. She brings a fresh, accessible perspective on what “sustainable” really means for our health, wealth and soul.
Melissa Rappaport Schifman (“Lissie”) is the founder of Green Intention LLC and the Editor-In-Chief / Sustainability Thought Leader for BuildWithRise.com
. As a LEED Accredited Professional, she led the LEED certification of several million commercial and residential square feet. She holds her MBA and MA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and lives in Minneapolis with her family in their LEED Gold Certified home.
Books will be available for purchase at the event!