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Become an Expert on Health and Wellness in Design at KBIS 2020

Oct 28, 2019

National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) offers 10 CEUs on topics related to health and wellness as part of Voices From the Industry Conference during KBIS 2020

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (October 29, 2019) — From bioadaptive lighting to living in place and ergonomics in the kitchen and bath, the topic of health and wellness in design is at a pivotal moment. Now more than ever, there is a need to design houses — and in particular, kitchens and baths — that meet the physical and mental needs of their residents.

To meet this growing demand, the NKBA has scheduled 10 CEU presentations on the topic of health and wellness in design as part of its Voices From the Industry (VFTI) conference during the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Jan. 21 to 23, 2020.

Examples of CEUs available at KBIS 2020 on health and wellness topics include:

Tuesday, Jan. 21

  • Improving Wellness in the Home with Bioadaptive Lighting
    Presenter: Steven Rissi, Director of Technical Training, CEDIA
    9:00 AM
    Room: N228
    Learn how light affects human biology and how new technologies are being designed to improve biological functions.
  • Living In Place – The How-to for Universal Design and Aging in Place
    Presenters: Louie Delaware, CLIPP, and Erik Listou, CLIPP, Co-Founders, Living In Place Institute
    1:30 PM
    Room: N226
    Learn the best possible solutions for home accessibility and safety. Learn how to create inter-professional teams of experts that can help you reach your personal and professional goals.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

  • Functional Color Design: Promoting Positivity, Health and Wellness in Interiors
    Presenter: Kathryn Grube, MID, NCIDQ, LEEP AP, Functional Color Solutions
    10:30 AM
    Room: N224
    Discover how each of the spectral color’s wavelengths have a functional effect on promoting health, wellness and positive outcomes of space. Learn how to apply and select colors with specific values and chromas to assist with socialization, healthy mind, self-healing properties and much more.
  • Ergonomics in Kitchens & Bathrooms
    Presenters: Judy Delaware, Allied ASID, president of Positive Therapeutic Beginnings, and Mary Fisher Knott, CID, Allied    ASID, CLIPP, CAPS, Mary Fisher Designs
    1:30 PM
    Room: N225
    Learn the tools and rules available to design professionals to meet the specific needs of clients faced with injuries, illness and aging.

Thursday, Jan. 23

  • Living in Place for all Homes
    Presenters: Jennifer Bertrand, AKBD, CLIPP, Toni Sabatino, AKBD, CLIPP, and Karl Champley, AKBD, CLIPP
    9:00 AM
    Room: N226
    Gain awareness of your role in managing all your projects in this new, positive approach to design and products for home accessibility and safety. Learn how to grow your business as you help all of your clients
  • Increase Profitability by Designing for Wellness
    Presenters: Curt Rapp, founder & CEO, The Tile Doctor, and Jillian Pritchard Cooke, founder, Wellness Within Your Walls
    10:30 AM
    Room: N230
    This session will share how to create kitchens and baths that are not only attractive and functional but that also promote wellness, resulting in a healthier (and safer) home for clients — and a healthier bottom line.

Each one-hour session is eligible for 0.1 CEU from the NKBA and many may qualify for other industry CEUs. For all certified NKBA members, VFTI provides an opportunity to fulfill a large part of the 20 hours of education required every two years to maintain certification status. The current cycle ends on June 30, 2020.

Registration for VFTI is available as single-day (access to all sessions on one day only) or three-day (access to all sessions). All VFTI conference passes also include tickets to the KBIS show floor (Expo). To see the complete list of available VFTI courses click here to register and take advantage of early rates, which end November 15, 2019.

This year’s VFTI Conference is generously sponsored by Rev-a-Shelf.

Media interested in attending any VFTI session and KBIS should contact Julie McCrary at

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, specialty badges, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

About KBIS

KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50+ years.

In 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design and Construction Week®. In 2018, both organizations extended the agreement through 2026. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas Jan. 21-23, 2020. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events though one pass provides access to both shows.

KBIS is produced by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2018, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

More information about KBIS can be found at