Intro to Eco-Friendly CabinetsNext time you open your cabinets, think aboutwhat its made out of. Is it good for theenvironment? If not, then you may beharming your planet each time you grab a biteto eat. In this PowerPoint, I will describe whatan eco-friendly cabinet looks like and why youshould make the switch to sustainablecabinets.
Development• The push for sustainable cabinets is slowly growing• More builders and designers are using eco- friendly cabinets in their office buildings, schools, and kitchens• The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has tried many times to educate people on the effects on pollution caused by wood, glue, paint and finisher used on cabinets that may be harming our world
Health Factors• The wood, glue, paint and finisher we use everyday are not eco-friendly.• They need to be water oriented, organic, and be low on volatile organic compounds (VOC’s).• VOC’s are made of chlorofluorocarbons, methane and tetrachloroethene that lead to smog and pollution in the air.
Cycle of Bad Cabinets You buy non eco- friendly cabinets from the store The wood, glue, The VOC’s paint and create smog finisher on the and pollution cabinets in the air. contain VOC’s
AdvantagesThe advantages of sustainable cabinets are…Healthier for the environmentLess chemicals in the paintCan be recycled
Disadvantages• Can be more expensive• Can be harder to get based on the builders belief of eco friendly products
Types of Cabinets• The two types of sustainable cabinets include Eco-friendly and Green.• Eco-friendly cabinets are composed of hardwood, metal, and other recycled materials.• Green cabinets are made of plywood, ply boards, and particleboard.