In order to achieve a green kitchen, specifically focused on reducing your carbon footprint, focus needs to be applied to the overall layout and appliances. We therefore look at ways of saving energy and working in a more efficient manner. Nearly every task performed in the kitchen can add to your carbon footprint and therefore we consider introducing appliances, lighting systems, bin systems and overall functional zone allocation into the design, that can eliminate the wastage of energy.
A functional design will also ensure that less energy is used, by ensuring that the space is designed in a way where the necessary tasks needed to be performed in a kitchen are catered for and that the items needed are on hand, preventing the wastage of water and electricity.
We live in an ever increasing ‘open plan’ society and so we need to make efforts to ensure that we are not wasting energy due to designs not being functional and not catering for the ever demanding requirements being placed on the modern kitchen. A functional kitchen design, causing you to work in the most efficient manner possible, will greatly aid in reducing your home’s carbon footprint.