Q1) What changes have you seen in sustainable home design in the last decade?
Q2) What products do you find to be the most eco-friendly and energy-saving?
Q3) What “green” features do you find essential in the kitchen? What energy savings trends do you see in the home appliances industry?
Q4.) How about manufacturing? Does how a manufacturer manages its environmental impact matter in your decisions? How are companies with energy saving appliances and environmentally friendly practices recognized? Do you look for this information? Where?
Q5.) How can water be saved in the kitchen? Please share good design tips, habits and products that save water.
Q6.) What about the bathroom? How can you save water in the bathroom?
Q7.) In what other ways can you save this vital resource? #water
Whether it’s cutting down on food waste or making sure you never run out of laundry detergent, technology has helped to make today’s household run more smoothly. Join GE Appliances, the IoT Breakthrough Awards “Smart Appliance Company of the Year”, for a Twitter Chat on the Connected Home on Wednesday, February 12 at 2 pm ET.
Our KBtribechat questions:
1. How has tech made us better cooks?
2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is helping to take things off our to-do list. What is the most useful tech you’ve seen in a connected home?
3. What appliance do you believe has lagged behind when it comes to technology or innovation?
4. How has technology impacted kitchen design?
5. Alexa, Google Home, Nest and more. What smart home tech do you use with your appliances?
6. If you could use tech to create a new feature for an appliance, what would you create?
Technology is opening up a world of possibilities in the kitchen. Join us for a KBtribechat discussion on “Connected Kitchens” on Wednesday, August 7th at 2 pm ET with GE Appliances, and get ready to talk about how tech is making us better cooks and taking tasks off our to-do list.
Our KBtribechat Questions:
1. Do you think technology belongs in the kitchen? Why/why not?
2. What tech do you currently use to help you cook?
3. What voice assistant do you use in the kitchen and how do you use it?
4. In your kitchen, what appliance is the most “tech advanced” when it comes to features, what is the least?
5. In what ways does technology create peace of mind for you in the kitchen?
6. How does technology impact kitchen design?
7. Your turn to invent a feature or even a new appliance. What would create that doesn’t currently exist today?
Whirlpool Corporation is inviting kitchen and bath professionals to a special Earth Day-themed #KBTribeChat about sustainability in our industry.
With the growing demand for greater sustainability from consumers, it’s more important than ever for building and design professionals to incorporate eco-friendly and energy-efficient products and features into their projects.
For example, a new, global survey from Whirlpool Corporation showed that consumers favor appliances that help them decrease their environmental footprint:
Three in four respondents (74%) are interested in smart appliance features that reduce food waste
Three in four respondents (75%) are interested in smart appliance features that manage water usage
Two in three respondents (64%) say it’s important that their appliances help save on electricity costs
Across its portfolio of brands, Whirlpool Corporation offers high-performing appliances that conserve the earth’s resources and help homeowners do the same. The company continually monitors the environmental effects of its business, not only by creating many new and innovative products that consume less water and energy, but also by improving its manufacturing and distribution processes, and using materials that minimize the impact on the planet.
Join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 24 as we discuss sustainability in the kitchen and bath industry.
Here are our chat questions:
1. What home building and design trends have helped make homes more sustainable?
2. What products do you find to be most eco-friendly and energy-saving for the kitchen?
3. Are you seeing a demand for sustainable laundry appliances? Explain.
4. How can smart/connected products help homeowners save energy and water?
5. How are you incorporating environmentally-driven solutions into your projects?
This photo provided by Whirlpool shows the Whirlpool Duet Front Load ENERGY STAR laundry pair, including the HybridCare Dryer, in a laundry room. For the first time in six years, Energy Star certification, a widely respected seal of approval for energy efficiency, has been expanded to include a new major household appliance. Dryers, perhaps the last of the major household appliances to be included in the Environmental Protection Agencys program, will be available in 45 Energy Star models throughout the country starting Presidents Day weekend, according to the EPA. (AP Photo/Whirlpool)
The International Builders’ Show is an exciting time to unveil the newest innovative products, ideas, and trends. Will you be heading to IBS this year? If so, join us for our annual in-person #KBTribechat and networking event on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Thermador booth (C3830). Not at IBS this year? Follow the #KBTribechat hashtag on Twitter starting at 11:00 a.m. and experience the show through the eyes of attendees and exhibitors alike. Join in on the conversation, ask questions and share your thoughts.
Thermador luxury home appliances continues to roll out more than 300 groundbreaking new products. At the show, you will be able to see the latest from Thermador firsthand—from the sleek 36-inch Masterpiece Freedom Induction Cooktop, to the ultra-innovative Thermador Connected Experience by Home Connect. You will want to take your time and devour all of the inventive and exceptional product radiating from this year’s Thermador booth.
IBS attendees can refer to our chat questions below as you walk the show and tour our booth on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Snap lots of photos, and share your answers on the live Twitter chat using the #KBtribechat and #Thermador hashtags. Our KBtribechat questions:
Q1: IBS is showcasing the latest product innovations and trends from leading kitchen and bath brands. What are the top new products that you are most excited for at #IBS2019?
Q2: Innovation is top of mind at #IBS2019. Which innovative products are capturing your attention?
Q3: What products are specifically designed for compact spaces?
Q4: Technology is transforming the heart of the home. What tech trends are you seeing in the kitchen at #IBS2019?
Q5: What sleek product designs are on your mind #IBS2019?
Q6: What is your favorite luxury appliance you are seeing at #IBS2019?
Q7: Which products at #IBS2019 highlight personalization?
We cannot wait to #KBTribechat with you: Wednesday, February 20 11:00a.m. until noon at IBS 2019 Thermador KBTribechat booth C3830
Coming off KBIS and CES it is clear that kitchen tech is trending. Join GE Appliances on Wednesday, February 7 at 2 pm for a lively discussion on Smart Kitchens from appliances that help you become a better cook to pie in the sky ideas on the kitchen of the future.
Our KBtribechat Questions:
Q1. Half of all households are predicted to have a voice assistant by 2022. What tasks do you use your voice assistant for the most?
Q2. Assisted cooking continues to be a hot topic. How could your connected appliances help you better cook your next meal?
Q3. Beyond cooking, how can a smart kitchen better help you organize your life?
Q4. Coming off the big shows, what new kitchen gadget caught your eye?
Q5. If your appliances could talk to one another, what would you want them to do?
Q6. What do you think will be the tipping point for “nice to have” versus “need to have” when it comes to connected appliances?
Q7. Think big. What smart appliance would you design if there were no limits?
From reordering detergent to preheating the oven by voice, connected appliances can serve as an extra hand in the home. Similar to updates on a smartphone, connected appliances allow owners to download additional capabilities, like new wash cycles, as well as service updates that are sent remotely over WiFi.
Join GE Appliances on Wednesday, October 19 at 2 pm for a discussion on how connected appliances can change the way your household runs.
The KBtribechat Questions:
Q1: How do you define “connected” when it comes to appliances?
Q2: What household task would you willingly pass off to a connected appliance if you could?
Q3: What benefits can voice technology bring to the kitchen?
Q4: Connected appliances can receive updates (both service and features) through WiFi. What features would you download to your current appliance if you could?
Q5: What appliance would you be most likely to connect and why?
Q6: Do you expect the appearance of a connected appliance vary from a non-connected appliance? Why/Why not?
Q7: How could connected appliances help with inventory management in the home?
Q8: Outside of appliances, what other items are connected in your home and how easy was it to connect them?