What's Great About This Room?

What's Great About This Room?

Sarah Firshein
May 17, 2010

A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes. So here, in a new feature, we break down the eco-features of a space by asking in simple terms: What's great about this room?
We got a head start on the Memorial Day madness that kicks off the summer season and headed hop, skip and Jitney ride out to East Hampton, where the renovated kitchen of a home in Northwest Woods is the epitome of green chic. Says homeowner Carol Ientile, who designed the space: "I designed the kitchen to certainly illicit the 'wow' factor—but at the same time to create a space where I am conscious of my carbon footprint, do not waste energy, squander resources or harm the environment." Details on said "wow" factor after the jump.

  1. EnergyStar appliances.
  2. Low-BTU gas cooktop.
  3. Ecoshield zero-VOC, low-odor and ethylene glycol–free paint.
  4. Energy-efficient recessed LED lights and lightbulbs.
  5. Reverse-osmosis water-filtration system.
  6. Bamboo cabinetry.
  7. Flooring made of glass, porcelain and hardwood; energy-efficient radiant heating tubes under glass portion to heat home's interior.
  8. Caesarstone quartz and recycled-material countertops.
  9. Skylight ventilation
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