Published by Shelby Petersen
Posted on July 17, 2017
Vancouver will soon lead the world in green building design and construction, thanks to the innovative Greenest City Action Plan.
As part of this initiative, the City is working to reduce the amount of energy consumed by the city’s new homes 33% by 2020, with the goal of making all new buildings “carbon neutral” by 2030.
At the same time, greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings will be reduced by 20% over 2007 levels.
Vancouver is becoming a leader with their Greenest City Action Plan and pushing their green building design agenda. They are pushing for an increase in green building construction by 2020 and to make all newly constructed buildings to also be green by 2030.
As a Vancouver company, Euro-Rite is committed to helping you and every one of our customers become healthier and more energy efficient.
A Green Building is simply a building that was planned from conception to utilize all possible environmentally friendly construction and operation practices. It will also have been designed to remain sustainable throughout time.
A green kitchen renovation is constructed with the same ideas as a green building. Your kitchen will be redesigned so that everything in the kitchen is using environmentally safe goals and systems. The renovation of your old kitchen will get rid of anything toxic or dangerous and ensure everything in the kitchen is safe. Your kitchen will no longer emit toxins into the environment as every appliance in your kitchen which may emit gas or other toxic substances will be removed and replaced with environmentally friendly equipment.
Conventional kitchens often use more resources than needed while a green kitchen is energy efficient. This will effectively save you money while it reduces your electricity and water bills.
Green Kitchen Benefits:
Green kitchen appliances are selected based on their energy saving capabilities. Furthermore, a green kitchen is designed to use more natural lighting with reflective windows to maximize sunlight. With both of these innovations, you will be using less electricity.
But there is more, green kitchens are designed to better circulate natural air so you and your family will be able to breathe better while in your kitchen.
Green kitchens also allow for better air flow and circulation in your kitchen which means you will have more oxygen even when exposing yourself to toxic chemicals such as from cleaning products.
There are many health benefits to renovating your conventional kitchen to a green kitchen. For one thing, while working in a well ventilated and open kitchen space your well being and mental health will improve.
A study performed by United Technologies found that those working and living in environments created through “green” practices were 61% more likely to outperform those working in conventional environments.
The kitchen is the heart and center of your home, you and your family are likely to spend the most amount of time there. You need your kitchen to be a space of health and wealth, where you can grow and be the best version of yourself.
When you think about it, it’s just plain common sense. You spend the most amount of time in the kitchen and yet your kitchen is full of toxic products that waste precious resources. Imagine how much better your life could be if your kitchen was actually a positive space that improved your mental wellbeing, sense of wellness and productivity.
If you are looking to increase the health of your own home. Then a green kitchen is for you. Euro Rite offers many ways to get your kitchen renovated. You are always welcome to call or come to Euro-Rite to discuss the specifications in your kitchen renovation. We will provide you with an expert consultation for free.
We are here to help you get the kitchen of your dreams. You can visit our Kitchen Renovation page for more information or call us to speak to one of our renovation experts.
If you are looking to start a kitchen renovation Euro-Rite Cabinets can help you make the process so much easier. Euro-Rite offers you free design services. You are invited to come in and spend time with the designers who will give you expert advice and design help all for free. Euro-Rite designers are experts in the industry and will not only work with you to create the kitchen of your dreams but a kitchen with a large ROI!
A kitchen renovation that maximizes your ROI begins with quality products and a great design. If you are thinking of getting started on a renovation Euro-Rite even has a great Instant Estimator tool that will give you a rough idea of the cost of your project. Euro-rite offers competitive pricing and a wide variety of cabinet choices with many of door styles and accessories. You can even compile a wish list using the Toolbox feature! Download a copy of our design guide for steps on where to begin, or contact one of our many customer service representatives for help!