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An Eco-Friendly Kitchen Checklist

Posted by Darryl Crosby, Guest Contributor

Apr 13, 2015 9:55:26 AM

If you’re serious about creating a kitchen that’s less costly in terms of embodied energy for construction, here’s a primer.

A RESIDENTIAL KITCHEN ACCOUNTS FOR A SIGNIFICANT PORTION of its initial resource “footprint.” It typically involves products that are costly to extract from the earth: granite, metals and plastics for appliances, acrylic finishes, pvc-based flooring or heavily coated wood floors and so on. So when it comes time to remodel your kitchen, why not make the most sustainable choices possible? With the “big five” high environmental cost materials in mind (plastics, glass, concrete, paper and aluminum), it’s possible to reduce your project’s impacts significantly. Here is a helpful roundup of eco-friendly kitchen improvements you can refer to as you plan your sustainable kitchen remodel.

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