The Essential Guide to Sustainable Kitchen Design – NKBA



The Essential Guide to Sustainable Kitchen Design


April 30, 2024 | 12:00 PM ET


Andreas Gommeringer, President of Haecker Kitchens North America

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What You Will Learn

Care for the environment is a growing global concern shared by manufacturers, designers and importantly homeowners. This CEU session led by Andreas Gommeringer, President of Haecker Kitchens North America, will help you work with your clients and consumers to take responsibility on reducing their carbon footprint, using sustainable and healthy products in their homes as well as to creating a lasting, ergonomic kitchen that works for multi-generational households/aging-in-place to minimize waste down the road.

As the world enters an age of growing activism, a Deloitte report shows that consumers expect businesses to step up, especially when it comes to issues of climate change and the environment. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what the seven tenants of sustainable design are and how can this be achieved in the kitchen.
  • Understand what makes a kitchen product sustainable in terms of durability, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and water conservation.
  • Learn what products should be avoided in creating a sustainable kitchen design (i.e. formaldehyde, vinyl flooring and other materials that are toxic or add to the carbon footprint of the home).
Featured Presenter
Andreas Gommeringer

Andreas Gommeringer is the President of Häcker Kitchens North America. Previously he held the position of Sales Director for Overseas. Gommeringer has held sales, logistics and strategic leadership roles in the kitchen design industry for nearly 20 years.

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The parent company of Geberit North America is the Switzerland headquartered Geberit Group, a global leader in the field of sanitary products. For the second year running, the Geberit Group has been awarded a Platinum rating for its sustainability management from EcoVadis, one of the world’s largest providers of business sustainability ratings. The Geberit Group is in the top one per cent of companies listed by EcoVadis.

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