The National Kitchen & Bath Association has formed a strategic partnership with the Home Technology Association (HTA), an organization that assists residential design and building professionals in finding qualified home technology installation firms for residential construction projects, the NKBA announced.
Through the new partnership, HTA will provide NKBA members access to HTA’s library of educational resources aimed at educating, inspiring and engaging architects, designers and specifiers, the NKBA said. In turn, the NKBA will work to inform and develop collaborative opportunities with design and construction members and HTA Certified home technology integrators, the association added.
“Whole-home integrated technology is now a household norm,” said Bill Darcy, CEO of the Hackettstown, NJ-based NKBA. “The NKBA has embraced the importance of smart home devices to create a custom-tailored environment that matches today’s lifestyle needs. We are very pleased to partner with HTA to further educate and connect our kitchen and bath industry members with whole-home technology integration services, firms and products into their projects.”
“Home design and construction is at a turning point, as homeowners are becoming more aware of the safety, convenience and entertainment that modern home technology systems can provide, said Josh Christian, CEO of HTA. “I’m happy to announce our new collaboration with the NKBA, (whose) leadership recognizes the fact that to meet client needs effectively, determining a project’s technology needs must be part of the designer’s process.”
The NKBA has developed a landing page on NKBA.org devoted to connecting NKBA and HTA professionals, association officials added.