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Sustainable Design products that actually work for you.The following are some products that are real game-changers in sustainable design, now and in the future. BREATHE EASIER A healthy home starts with good, clean air. Every product that's brought into a home affects the quality of the indoor atmosphere. That's why it's so important to eliminate the use of materials and products that contain hazardous chemicals, including cleaning products. What if you could eliminate a lot of those cleaning products altogether by selecting a porcelain tile that actually repels dirt and bacteria on its own? GREENER, SMARTER TILE SURFACES Imagine a tile that can defend its environment against undesirable microbes and purifies the atmosphere like a living,growing plant.Hydrotect by Crossville is an invisible coating that harnesses the power of light, water and oxygen to create the best defense against dirt, pollution and bacteria on any ceramic surface, indoors or outdoors. It resists and reduces the adhesion of dust, oil and dirt; removes greenhouse gasses from outdoor air when used outdoors; and reduces the growth of indoor bacteria so spaces remain fresh and look better longer. THE WAR AGAINST PLASTIC BOTTLES Americans buy and consume more than 50 billion water bottles annually yet only recycle around 25 percent. The rest wind up in landfills and in the ocean. Filtering your water at home instead of buying bottled water is always a great idea, but imagine having one faucet than can filter water, chill it and also make it sparkling.  GROHE has developed an interesting device called Blue Chilled & Sparkling, which combines 34 ABOVE Crossville's Virtue line incorporates Hydrotect, an invisible coating that creates a defense against dirt, pollution and bacteria. BELOW GROHE's Blue Chilled & Sparkling system combines a designer faucet with a high-performance filter, cooler and carbonator and provides an alternative to buying bottled water. a modern designer faucet with a high-performance filter, cooler and carbonator.The system allows users to seamlessly switch among three water settings: filtered and chilled, medium sparkling and full sparkling - all in the same tap. Two separate internal waterways ensure that once the water has been filtered, it never comes into contact with anything that may alter taste.The system also eliminates the need to buy heavy cases of plastic or glass bottles and eliminates the carbon footprint created by their manufacture and transport. It is truly revolutionizing the way we consume and conserve water at home. THE INTERNET OF THINGS The Internet and the smart phone have been the real game-changers in the evolution of green. There are a lot of products that make day-to-day living easier, but some have gone beyond just convenience to actually working for you to save energy and money. There have been dozens of iterations of home automation over the past few years.All were confusing and expensive and required in-wall wiring,and as soon as the home automation technician left your house, nothing seemed to work. Wink has taken all of the angst out of home automation, makes installation easier than ever and manages hundreds of products through smart phone apps via the Internet.The Wink Smart Home Hub is the centerpiece of the Wink system and serves as a link between you and smart home devices. Available online through Wink or at a local Home Depot store, its price is a mere $ 50. Saving energy via this device is a walk in the park. You can turn your lights on and off from the office and also program your air conditioner to start cooling things down just before you arrive home. Companies and products that subscribe to WINK automation include GE and Philips lightbulbs, Honeywell thermostats and Lutron window shade systems. So it's not just about the obvious convenience (and coolness) of using your phone to connect to your home, but also that you can truly save energy and money and make the conservation of our precious resources a no-brainer. The future is here, the future is now. With more technology arriving every day, we're not far off from things like actually building structures with 3D printers. What's next? One can only imagine the possibilities. ˜ Kitchen & Bath Business / JAN. 2016 / KBBONLINE.COM / The official sponsor of KBIS (KBIS.com) http://www.KBBONLINE.COM http://www.KBIS.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016

Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016
Contents
Editor ’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Hot Topic
Trends
Industry Outlook
Dealer Dish
Better Business
Sustainable Design
Tech Savvy
Design With
Solutions
Balanced Budget
Universal Design
KBIS Coverage
What’s Hot
A new build embraces its stunning seaside views with unobstructed window spaces and natural lighting
A client takes a hands-on but noninvasive role in a family kitchen redesign.
Boring master bath transforms into spa-like space with ample amenities.
Luxurious bath showroom design reflects the various brands it carries with unified elements
Last Word
Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Intro
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Contents
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Editor ’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Show Director’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Hot Topic
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Trends
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Dealer Dish
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Better Business
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Sustainable Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Tech Savvy
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Design With
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Solutions
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Balanced Budget
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Universal Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - A new build embraces its stunning seaside views with unobstructed window spaces and natural lighting
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Boring master bath transforms into spa-like space with ample amenities.
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Kitchen & Bath Business - January 2016 - Luxurious bath showroom design reflects the various brands it carries with unified elements
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