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SHOW DIRECTOR'S NOTE

Going Greener

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2016
January 19-21, 2016
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas
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Just the other day I was reading an interesting article in the Wall Street
Journal on extreme recycling. It caught my attention, as the lead started
with "New ideas include trying to brew beer from purified sewage water,
composting bodies." That alone sucked me in; I had to read on.
While I am not yet sold on the idea of "poo brew," the piece did highlight
the ReBuilding Center in Portland, Ore., and their efforts to salvage and
sell recycled building materials. They are just one of a number of resources
nationally that collect and sell used kitchen and bath materials.
The unfortunate reality of our business is that the building and remodeling industry produces a significant amount of waste. Only about 20
to 30 percent of discarded building materials is actively recycled. The
leftover materials account for as much as 30 percent of waste in area
landfills. There is no doubt that many of these discarded materials can be
salvaged for future use - certainly there is room to improve.
Over the years we have been conditioned to think green in our personal
and professional lives. Clearly, we are more conscious of this issue, and consumer habits seem to reflect this cultural shift. We tend to seek out products
that have a low environmental impact or those that have some level of
recycled materials in the finished product or packaging.
As design professionals, you follow established and widely accepted
design standards and techniques that are more environmentally friendly.
You seek out green materials and present those options to the consumer
during the design process - everything from water-saving plumbing fixtures
to energy-efficient appliances to locally quarried stone to the incorporation of reclaimed materials in the final design.
However, how many designers and contractors are giving their customers the option of recycling or donating their existing kitchen or bath? More
local and state municipalities are not just encouraging you to recycle, but
they are actually going to penalize you if you do not recycle in the form of
increased fees for dumping building materials. Certainly not everything is
salvageable, but there are a growing number of services that are happy to
offer a free quote to deconstruct a project for just that purpose. From the
consumers' perspective, there are in many cases tax benefits for donating
kitchen cabinets, hardware, appliances and plumbing products.
As an industry we strive to be green, and there is no doubt we design
green, but we should not look past the impact we can make during the
demo process. With proper planning and outlining the benefits to the
consumer, we can make a positive impact. In K+BB we report on industry
trends throughout every issue - in our Special Report on page 26, designer Patricia Gaylor notes the sustainable products she saw at KBIS.
Personally, I'd like to see green demolitions become the next big trend in
the design space. n

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President-Elect
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Immediate Past President
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KBB - April 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - April 2015

Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
Universal Design
Before & After
Solutions
Special Report
Tech Savvy
ICFF Special Section
Trends
Products
Design
Hidden Agenda
Not Your Typical Kitchen
The Rest Is History
Learning Corner
Last Word
KBB - April 2015 - Intro
KBB - April 2015 - Cover1
KBB - April 2015 - Cover2
KBB - April 2015 - 1
KBB - April 2015 - Contents
KBB - April 2015 - 3
KBB - April 2015 - Online Contents
KBB - April 2015 - 5
KBB - April 2015 - Editor’s Note
KBB - April 2015 - 7
KBB - April 2015 - Show Director’s Note
KBB - April 2015 - 9
KBB - April 2015 - People & Places
KBB - April 2015 - 11
KBB - April 2015 - 12
KBB - April 2015 - 13
KBB - April 2015 - Universal Design
KBB - April 2015 - 15
KBB - April 2015 - 16
KBB - April 2015 - 17
KBB - April 2015 - Before & After
KBB - April 2015 - 19
KBB - April 2015 - 20
KBB - April 2015 - 21
KBB - April 2015 - Solutions
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KBB - April 2015 - 24
KBB - April 2015 - 25
KBB - April 2015 - Special Report
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KBB - April 2015 - 28
KBB - April 2015 - 29
KBB - April 2015 - Tech Savvy
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KBB - April 2015 - 32
KBB - April 2015 - 33
KBB - April 2015 - ICFF Special Section
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KBB - April 2015 - Trends
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KBB - April 2015 - Products
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KBB - April 2015 - Not Your Typical Kitchen
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KBB - April 2015 - The Rest Is History
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KBB - April 2015 - Learning Corner
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KBB - April 2015 - Last Word
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