Decarbonization: The Sustainable Home Kitchen – NKBA



Decarbonization: The Sustainable Home Kitchen


April 2, 2024 | 12:00 PM ET


Andrew Forlines, Founder & Director, The Appliance Academy

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What You Will Learn

As we all know, the home kitchen is ever changing.  Due to recent trends and wellness initiatives, today’s home kitchens are more sustainable and are getting decarbonized. In this session, Chef Andrew Forlines of provides an up-to-date snapshot of the home kitchen appliance industry in regards to the newest high efficiency and sustainable technology available for the home kitchen.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how home kitchen appliances are now more sustainable and eco-friendly than ever before.
  • Learn about the impacts of newer appliances have on the design process.
  • Comprehend the current landscape of energy efficient appliance incentives and government tax credits.
Featured Presenter
Andrew Forlines

I’m Chef Andrew Forlines, I provide education on built-in home kitchen appliances to kitchen designers and homeowners, among others.
There is more variety and complexity available than ever before when it comes to built-in home kitchen appliances. Steam ovens, induction burners, sous vide cooking, WiFi connectivity, and automated cooking are just some of the many cooking technologies to select from. Much of this technology has migrated from the fine dining restaurant industry that I worked many years in. My experience as a chef and passion for cooking technology combines in my
role as your guide to understanding, selecting, and using modern home kitchen cooking appliances with confidence! I offer consultations and webinars on my website,

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