Environmental issues, especially global warming, has now become one of the major considerations in building and developing residential. Many ways taken to mitigate the negative impacts of global warming. One of them is reducing carbon emissions. The kitchen is an area where the most carbon emissions. No wonder if the healty and environmentally-friendly kitchen design become a modern residential guidelines.
Here are some tips how to turn your kitchen to be more healthier and more environmentally friendly.
Use Recycled Materials
Choose furniture and kitchen cabinets from recycled materials such as from wood waste, or scrap wood and demolished the rest of the house. Use your creativity. With creativity you can conjure food cans and cardboard used as a place to store wipes, spoons and cutlery.
Attach Solar Water Heaters
The kitchen is the area most widely used hot water or warm water, either for cooking or brewing a drink. By applying solar-powered water heater, you can save on gas consumption because you do not have to boil water when needed hot water. You did not need to turn on the dispenser when you want to brew hot drinks, because heat water in a dispenser certainly require electrical power.
Energy saving feature is now the global standard. Manufacturers of kitchen appliances were racing design kitchen appliances with efficient energy consumption, made from environmentally friendly material, and with a more affordable price. For the kitchen, appliances are the most energy consuming refrigerator and freezer. Select low-power refrigerators and freezers that have high levels of energy efficiency with a high rating.
Replace Lamp That Has High Efficiency Level Energy
To make electrical energy consumption in the kitchen lighting to be reduced, use fluorescent lighting, or a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL). You can also add dimmer switches to adjust the brightness of the light and regulate its energy needs.
Most importantly, not only the design of the kitchen are made more environmentally friendly. Behavior and habits must also be changed to create a home environment that is eco-friendly.