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Attention California Capital Chapter Members!

The NKBA has a new digital platform that needs your input.  There is a reward for setting up your profile so don’t miss out.  Our chapter will give back $15.00 to every member who completes this process. We will need you to send our Treasurer an email at: to notify him that your profile is complete, in order to participate. 

Please read and follow the instructions they have described:

The new is a simple, easy-to-use, digital platform built to help our members grow their businesses. The system is designed to generate the best possible search results (and generate leads) for each member, but there's a catch … to get the maximum benefits (and the most leads), members must complete their profiles.

As valued NKBA Member and Chapter Officers, we’re excited to offer you a free member profile on the new site. It’s easy, just set your new password and complete your profile to start growing your business, generating leads and connecting with customers.

The new NKBA website has been designed to show off your business, produce the best possible search engine results, and help you take your career to the next level. It all starts with your completed profile, so please log-on today.

Member Profile Competition

Your Chapter will receive $15 for every dues paying member that completes their profile by KBIS. And, we will double your reward if you win the highest percentage of completed profiles by dues paying members in your group!

The winning Chapters will be announced on Monday, January 8th in Orlando!

Ferguson Sponsorship Supports
NKBA Students with Free Memberships


Students studying in the design and building fields can now join the NKBA for free, thanks to a new Platinum Sponsorship provided by Ferguson Enterprises, the largest distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies in the United States.

In addition to free memberships, the $159 exam application fee is now waived for qualified student members seeking the NKBA Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD) certification. And, students attending NKBA accredited college programs can take the exam prior to graduation once they have completed a minimum of 85% of their Kitchen and Bath coursework.

NKBA student members also receive free registration for KBIS, where they can see the latest trends and technology in action and network with other students in the new KBIS Student Lounge.

To join the NKBA or to renew your membership, contact NKBA Member Relations at (800) THE-NKBA (843-6522).

Energy Efficient Lighting Design Meeting Follow Up Information
by Linda Sanford

There are many publications concerning lighting ideas/techniques and codes from the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) in Davis.  They do the best job at summarizing the content of the codes so it is understandable and complete. 

Here are a few pages, some with links at the bottom of the page to pdf publications I think a residential designer could use:

Changes to the Resi code in 2016

Full Resi code in 2016

Lamp requirement code changes for standard use

Lighting Fact Sheets - covers several individual fact sheets concerning lighting 

All the guides are listed on the web page.

Brochure PDF

PowerPoint Presentation

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