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April 19 at #KBtribechat – A Sustainability Discussion in celebration of Earth Day

A kitchen and bath industry conversation!

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This week we will be pinning to our Earth Day group pinterest board, a compilation of favorite sustainable and green designs and products. Let us know if you’d like to be added to the board!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What eco/green/sustainable building tips do you suggest for kitchens and baths?

2.) How can we make kitchens and bathrooms more energy efficient?

3.) What remodeling choices affect indoor air quality? Please share good solutions.

4.) What user habits in the kitchen or bath can help with environmental responsibility?

5.) What eco-friendly products are on your list which can reduce the impact of construction on the environment?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, April 19

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this #KBtribechat.

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Sustainability

Recently, at an Interior Design Community (IDC) G+ hangout entitled “How Can We Help?” James Bedell, Susan Serra and Laurie Laizure explored ways the design community can help make the world a better place.  They decided to have a hangout dedicated to the topic of sustainability.  James dug into his Rolodex and came up with a panel of experts on the subject.  As a result, the first ever IDC Sustainability Summit will take place at Goggle+ on Thursday, September 5th.
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How does kbtribechat come in?
We are excited to announce that James Bedell
is going to lead us in a discussion on Sustainability
for our September 4th kbtribechat
….as an adjunct to the IDC G+ event the next day.

Join us from 2 to 3pm eastern time at #kbtribechat on Twitter to be a part of this important conversation.

 

Bedell’s career has spanned everything from NYC theater to flagship retail for Abercrombie and Fitch. In addition to high-end residences in NYC, he’s designed editorial and marketing events for Wired Magazine, Diet Coke, Google, and Joseph Abboud. In 2011 he wrote Losing Edison: Beautiful Sustainable Lighting at Home and in 2012 he produced and designed Discover Color, an exploration of the power of color to effect our perception.

As of September 2013, Bedell joined Stan Deutsch Associates, representing 30 different manufacturers here in the NYC metro area. His focus will be to work with clients to increase the beauty, efficiency and sustainability of their spaces through lighting retrofit and redesign.

 

For more on Bedell head to jamesbedell.com

 

Here is the transcript for this kbtribechat.

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The Vision House at Epcot

 

Join guest host, Mark Johnson FAIA  on Wednesday, February 8, 2012,  for #kbtribechat LIVE from the Epcot Theme Park at Walt Disney World in Orlando.  We’ll be taking a look at the The VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS project site, the sustainable products being used, and learning more about this exciting demonstration home opening on Earth Day, 2012. Who knows, maybe we’ll meet a Disney Imagineer along the way?


The VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® is a ground-breaking green show home exhibit presented by Green Builder Media® in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering. This experiential exhibit in the heart of Epcot® highlights the very best in green residential design and sustainable living. Visitors will leave with a greater understanding of green design, technology, and products as well as a host of sustainable living ideas that they can incorporate in their lives the minute they get home from vacation. Sponsors for this exciting project include Trane and Schlage (Ingersoll Rand brands), Boral, Panasonic, Armstrong, Kohler, Siemens and GM.

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Introducing our January 25, 2012 Host and Topic

 

Join guest host, Mark Johnson FAIA  for a sneak preview of two exciting show homes opening this February at the International Builder Show, and in April at Epcot® Theme Park in Orlando. We’ll be taking a look at the sustainable products specified in each home.

The VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® is a ground-breaking green show home exhibit presented by Green Builder Media® in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering. This experiential exhibit in the heart of Epcot® highlights the very best in green residential design and sustainable living, and will open this spring. Visitors will leave with a greater understanding of green design, technology, and products as well as a host of sustainable living ideas that they can incorporate in their lives the minute they get home from vacation. Sponsors for this exciting project include Trane and Schlage (Ingersoll Rand brands), Boral, Panasonic, Armstrong, Kohler, Siemens and GM.


The Cool Energy House  project is a deep-energy remodeling demonstration house produced by the Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA), with the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) teams. Using innovative building optimization software created by Building America, ideal retrofits and updates were identified and implemented to reduce energy costs and make the home safer and more comfortable, all while keeping total costs low. The project will be featured at the 2012 International Builders’ Show. Sponsors for the house include Johns Manville, Simonton Windows, Panasonic, the Metal Roofing Alliance, and Dupont Tyvek, with additional contributions from Therma-Tru, Fypon, GE, Hayward, Lennox, Honeywell, BASF, Formica Group, BEHR Paint, and the Structural Insulated Panel Association.

 

Click the link here to see Mark’s Pinterest boards for The Vision House and The Cool Energy House.

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Introducing our September 14, 2011 Guest Hosts (Topic: Spotting Shades of Green: Determining What IS and ISN’T)

Nora DePalma
Nora DePalma has more than 25 years of professional development in marketing and communications for top brands in the building products industry. Key client-side positions include marketing communications manager for American Standard, director of marketing for the National Kitchen & Bath Association, and vice president, communications for ImproveNet. Nora founded Building Profits in May 2001 which then merged with LNC Communications in 2009 to form O’Reilly/DePalma (www.oreilly-depalma.com). Nora is a founding member of the Green Earth PR Network. http://www.greenearthpr.net/consultants/nora.php

Leanne Newman

With over 15 years of PR experience in the appliance world, Leanne has lived in the kitchen world for most of her career.  Current clients include Capital Ranges and a new brand coming to North America called Scholtès, and in Canada she works with AEG, Faber, Porter & Charles and Liebherr.  Her agency, Flying Camel Advertising, Design + PR (flyingcamel.com) also has kitchen designers and building products manufacturers in their roster.  She has a passion for sustainable products and is the first Canadian member of the Green Earth PR network.  Read her complete bio here:

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