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Sustainable Design

Good for the Planet

A panel of experts offers first
steps toward greener thinking

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PERHAPS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE TO A GREENER WORLD is changing how people approach the topic. According to panelists who discussed
recycling and environmental responsibility at "Sustaining Sustainability"
on the KBISNeXT Stage this past February, changing the thinking about
sustainability and recycling is the first step toward a greener planet.
"What we understand about sustainability has changed hugely over the
past couple of decades, from a product to a lifestyle focus,"said Avi Rajagopal,
editor in chief of Metropolis magazine, who moderated the panel."The focus
used to be on energy performance or carbon footprint - more concerned with
physical objects. Now it's more about how you live your life and what impact
it has on your health and well-being and that of your clients. It's not about
how much wood you're using or your electricity bill - it's about contributing
toward a positive future for the planet."
Rajagopal asked the panel, which included Steve Feldman, founder and
CEO of Renovation Angel, a luxury recycler; Marla Esser Cloos, also known
as the Green Home Coach; and Susan Inglis, executive director/GREEN
AP of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, for strategies they use to move
consumers toward greener thinking.
"We help create a home that works for you, not the other way around,"
said Cloos. "It's important to make choices that align with your values, like
lowering the toxins in your home, choosing more durable products that will
last a long time and opting for organic. If you replace one lightbulb with an

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custom kitchen recycled from
a luxury Manhattan townhouse
by Renovation Angel in 2018.
Included is La Cornue range,
a custom hood, a Sub-Zero
refrigerator, countertops, sinks
and faucets. Photos courtesy
of Renovation Angel

By DIANNE M.
POGODA

LED light, that's a good start. It might cost a little
more, but it's going to give you better-quality light,
and it's recyclable and healthier for you and your
clients. We have to train ourselves to think green."
The panelists noted that home furnishings are
a major culprit, contributing 4 percent of the total
in landfills and other environmental sins.
"Americans throw away 9,700 tons of furnishings annually,"said Inglis."The first thing to think
about is that you don't [have to] throw it away.
In every community, there are places to donate
furniture, carpet, etc. You can upcycle or recycle."
Consumers must be mindful, however, of what's
in the products they're disposing, she said, adding that a lot of 80s-era products include harmful chemical inputs. Feldman said he encourages
kitchen designers to start the process by assessing
the existing kitchen to see what kind of shape it's
in and what can be recycled.
"Consumers can save $10,000 to $50,000, depending on the size of the project, in tax deductions and demolition costs," he added. "We've
created an after market of people who are buying used luxury. We remove all components with
'white-glove' service - no smashing of cabinets
and counters.These are all reusable, resellable 
and tax deductible. We find the third-party

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Contents
Editor’s Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Hot Topic Enlightening a new generation
Trends Today’s luxury master baths
ICFF 2019 What not to miss!
Tech Savvy A smart home with all the bells & whistles
NKBA List Connecting with smart home tech
Learning Corner 4 ways to design for accessibility
Sustainable Design Steps toward a greener way of thinking
Better Business Gain project add-ons to raise profit
Before & After Closed-in kitchen makes room for a family
Balanced Budget Cutting costs in a California kitchen
Small Spaces Using color & patterns to enlarge rooms
KBB’s Person of the Year Celebrating one overall winner and six notables
What’s Hot Sinks & faucets
What’s Cool Everywhere else
Designer adds a touch of the Southwest by mixing plenty of textures
Ohio home is infused with rustic, Texas style
Solutions Solving challenges in a small bath
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Editor’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - NKBA Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Hot Topic Enlightening a new generation
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Trends Today’s luxury master baths
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - ICFF 2019 What not to miss!
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Tech Savvy A smart home with all the bells & whistles
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - NKBA List Connecting with smart home tech
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Learning Corner 4 ways to design for accessibility
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Sustainable Design Steps toward a greener way of thinking
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 39
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Better Business Gain project add-ons to raise profit
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Before & After Closed-in kitchen makes room for a family
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 43
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Balanced Budget Cutting costs in a California kitchen
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 45
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 47
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Small Spaces Using color & patterns to enlarge rooms
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - KBB’s Person of the Year Celebrating one overall winner and six notables
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - What’s Hot Sinks & faucets
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - What’s Cool Everywhere else
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Designer adds a touch of the Southwest by mixing plenty of textures
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Ohio home is infused with rustic, Texas style
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Solutions Solving challenges in a small bath
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