Wellness Within Your Walls
Wellness Within Your Walls
Atlanta-based Wellness Within Your Walls (WWYW) understands the importance of healthy living and working spaces. The organization was formed in 2006 by long-time interior designer Jillian Pritchard Cooke with a mission to provide design-build professionals with high quality education that will enable them to create healthier interior environments with significantly fewer toxins.
Courses, which are eligible for CEU credits focus on ways for architects, designers, builders, and other professionals to effectively reach today’s increasingly health conscious consumers and position themselves above their competition for increased profits – and more satisfied clients.
WWYW’s course roster includes offers an extensive range of accredited educational programs that explore the ins and outs of healthier buildings and how to make responsible decisions before, during and after the design and build process. The organization also offers certification for people, places, products and programs.
For more information, visit www.wellnesswithinyourwalls.com
Jillian Pritchard Cooke – Founder, Wellness Within Your Walls (Atlanta)
With more than 35 years of experience in the home building and design industries, Jillian was driven by her own journey with cancer to found Wellness Within Your Walls® (WWYW), an award-winning informational resource group that has developed a groundbreaking program designed to reduce toxins in living environments.
An environmental cancer diagnosis led Jillian to use her years of experience as the head of award-winning interior design firm, DES-SYN, to think outside of the energy efficiency box and consider how the materials used to build, specify and furnish homes might be impacting our health. The resulting WWYW standard reframes the construction conversation and outlines proper construction techniques and healthier design and building practices, along with behavioral strategies to ensure sustained wellness. Along with her WWYW team, Jillian developed WWYW‘s Healthy Living System™ (HLS), which sets forth 10 holistic steps for achieving health and wellness in homes and communities.
An author and frequent public speaker, Jillian has presented at industry meetings of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), USGBC – Greenbuild Conference, KBIS, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC), Women in Residential Construction, ShiftCon, and the National Healthy Homes Conference, among others. She has also been interviewed by numerous national and regional media outlets, including Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and San Diego Union-Tribune.
Jillian is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council Board and NAHB Global Opportunities Board, NAHB Design Committee, NAHB Green and Sustainable Committee, NAHB Best in American Living Awards Committee, NAHB Sales and Marketing Council, and Professional Women in Residential Construction. She was inducted into the Best of American Living Awards Hall of Fame in 2019 and has been honored with the Invisible Disabilities Association’s Healthy Living Award along with the NAHB Global Innovation Award, NAHB Best in Green Interiors Award, Green Home Design Excellence Gold Nugget Award, NAHB Best in American Living Award and NAHB Pillar of the Industry – Best of the Year Award.