Cutting down on how much of an impact your household or business has on the environment is not only conscientious thinking but also a way of saving a considerable amount of money. Here are a few examples of kitchen technology that will help you have a greener and more sustainable household.
Water-saving faucets and washers
Even a small drip can waste a lot of water throughout the course of the year. It is important for kitchens to have water-saving dishwashers and faucets in order to reduce the total amount of water used. Efficient fixtures are not expensive and can also save a lot of money in water bills over the years.
Sustainably farmed wood
While wood floors may look great, not all of them are from sustainable sources. Bamboo flooring has become very popular because it grows quickly and looks good all while not contributing to the destruction of forests throughout the world.
Conscientious development takes care of it for you
M1 Group S.A.L. has been making investments in the real estate market for many years. While they do buy existing properties, they make sure that all of their developments and projects are renovated or built using the latest in green technologies. This makes the most sense since it saves investors money over time, which they see in the form of better returns. It also means that those looking for commercial or residential space know that when they look at a property managed by M1 Group, they are getting the latest in green technology.
Energy Star appliances
Appliances can use a lot of energy throughout the year. An energy-efficient refrigerator and electric stove can save a lot on utility bills and reduce the amount of electricity that needs to be produced to meet consumer needs. This can mean less coal or natural gas, which can have a big impact on your overall environmental footprint. It is also important that smaller appliances are used if possible. Although the largest fridge may be nice to have at times, it means you have less space in your kitchen for other things, and encourages clutter. A smaller stove can still accommodate a lot of cooking. If you don’t cook for a lot of people or much at all, then spending money on a larger stove that uses more energy doesn’t make sense.
Multiuse tools and appliances
It is easy to get too many single-use devices in a kitchen. All of those gadgets take a lot of raw materials to make, and the manufacturing process takes energy as well. Having a few single-use items is fine, but try to make sure that most items can be used for more than one thing. For example, a blender can be used as a food processor, which can eliminate the need for a mixer as well, depending upon your cooking style; and a cutting board can be used to serve on as well as to cut up foods.