Here are 10 strategies for keeping your kitchen remodeling project green:
- Air Quality
Ensure that your stove hood is vented to the exterior. In addition to exhaust for your cooking, an exterior vent will help with indoor air quality.
- Kitchen Recycling Center
Design your new kitchen with a practical and functional recycling center.
Ensure that all of the materials for your kitchen including kitchen cabinets and counters will last.
By designing a pantry in your new kitchen you can increase storage space and reduce the number of cabinets required.
- Replace windows
Replacing your windows during your kitchen remodel can help with both energy efficiency and day light.
- Energy Efficient Lighting
Consider lighting efficiency as you create your kitchen lighting design.
- Kitchen flooring
Re-use/refinish your existing flooring or consider a new floor with certified or reclaimed material.
- Greener Cabinets
Select cabinets from a manufacturer that uses FSC certified materials and formaldehyde free construction methods.
Kitchen counter manufacturers are offering a number of choices for recycled content.
- Kitchen appliances
Evaluate the energy efficiency options for your kitchen appliances. Efficient dishwashers and refrigerator represent significant energy savings opportunities.