Find photos of Kitchen & Dining Rooms in inspirational green homes near Chicago, Illinois
Green kitchens designed for inclusion in sustainable homes like LEED, Built Green or Living Building Challenge certified ones are optimized by using sustainable, renewable, or recycled materials. They would also include energy saving appliances (ENERGY STAR Certified), Low flow faucets, and may include tankless on demand water heaters to save energy and water. Choosing durable and eco-friendly materials such as formaldehyde free low VOC wood, glues, paints and finishes helps maintain healthy air quality and minimizes the environmental footprint. Green home dining rooms are characterized by careful material selections to also protect indoor air quality such as zero VOC paints, finishes and wood oils, as well as including carefully chosen furnishings with reduced environmental impacts such as those made locally with FSC certified, recycled and reclaimed materials.