Tag Archives: building materials

Material Health & Design

Material Health is a hot topic in commercial design, as the recent increase in third-party labels, assessments, and certifications indicate. How will trends and practices focused on material health shape residential design, if at all?

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IceStone is hosting this KBtribechat.

Here are their discussion questions:

1. Do your clients raise health concerns regarding material choices? What are they?
2. What are some misconceptions in the design community about material impact on human health?
3.What are your go-to sources for sustainable products?
4. What certifications or labels do you look for when selecting sustainable products?
5. What does the future of healthy materials look like for the kitchen and bath industry?

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About Our Sponsor
Made from recycled glass, cement, and non-toxic pigments, IceStone is a sustainable choice for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, cash wrap areas, and other common surface applications. IceStone is available in full, half, and vanity sizes. IceStone’s products and practices have garnered several awards and certifications, including Cradle to Cradle Certification.
Every IceStone slab is crafted in Brooklyn, NY;  IceStone products are available nationwide and in Canada.
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on Wednesday, December 3rd

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Practical Picks for K+B

a design discussion

Some kitchen and bath finishes and materials are easier to live with than others. Let’s share our advice and favorites at KBtribechat next week!

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Our discussion questions:

  • What cabinet exterior finish/color is the most forgiving to live with?
  • What are the most unforgiving cabinetry finishes? Why?
  • What are your thoughts on practical flooring choices for the kitchen?  What about the bathroom?
  • Countertop pros and cons – Please share your expertise! What are the practical choices?
  • Share tips for living with stainless steel.

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, September 24th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Questions for 2/8/12 kbtribechat on The Vision House

View this presentation by Mark Johnson FAIA for detailed information regarding this weeks discussion:

Here are his questions:

Q1 – If you assigned a style to the #VISIONHouse, what would you call it? > See Slide 3 > http://goo.gl/scXYl 

Q2 – Which of the seven #VISIONHouse ‘sustainability themes’ is most important 2U? Why? > See Slide 7 > http://goo.gl/scXYl 

Q3 – How do you maximize comfort and minimize operational costs in your projects? > See Slide 11 > http://goo.gl/scXYl 

Q4 – What is your favorite building product from the #VISIONHouse sponsors? > See Slides 13-20 > http://goo.gl/scXYl 

Q5 – With #VISIONHouse as example, what can you do to raise ‘green awareness’ w clients? > See Slide 24 > http://goo.gl/scXYl


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