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KBIS 2008 - Green Kitchen Products

This just in...New York Times' Sunday magazine, "The Green Issue" is here:

Please take a look and register if you need to, it's worth it.

I was all set to blog about green kitchen design theory today, but Maureen, my assistant, took home a bunch of green kitchen information this weekend (on her own, just wanted to read up on it, isn't that great?) and I can't find what I'm looking for. You'll meet Maureen soon, I'm sure. Maureen brings her own container of water to work every day (yes, don't worry, I give her more water if she wants it during the day. No, I DO.) We talk about environmental issues here and there, and Maureen brings a lot of good green living insight into our company. SO, till then, I'll show you some green, or healthy living, products I saw at KBIS.


U1570LS.jpgRohl has a new triflow faucet, which offers hot, cold, and filtered water from a single faucet, offering consumers a healthy alternative and a more green alternative than drinking tap water or wasting water bottles. The faucet has a dedicated filtered waterway with no risk of contamination. The filtration system sits under the sink and produces water that tastes good.



Tempest%20Sonoma1.jpgStaron Surfaces (by Samsung) has added ten new colors to the line for 2008, but the most exciting news is the Greenguard certification Staron has just earned for their countertop products. The certification covers the full range of products by Staron. Here is one of the new colors, called Sonoma, from the Tempest line, new for 2008.



bronze%20light.jpgDid I tell you browns were everywhere? Well, take a look at this product. It's brown AND green. Kichler introduces new LED cabinet light fixture. It's energy efficient, lasts, oh, 40,000 hours or so, emitting a soft, white light. It is for use under wall cabinets, as task lighting, and it comes in a variety of sizes. It also has a very low profile, about 1/2" thick. How about a lifetime warranty and a snap together installation? And it also comes in nickel and white, as well as bronze. You're welcome in advance for this one!


That's it for the moment...I have tons of work to do! Enjoy the weekend! 

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Reader Comments (10)

Regarding the Staron Surfaces...I was at Amicus Green yesterday and they have some similar ones that are just gorgeous...especially the surface with the blue flecks. Amicus Green is in Kensington and has the most wonderful selection for those of us who are searching for eco-friendly design...you must check it out! www.amicusgreen.com

April 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Greetings, you can see some of the green on display via these KBIS-2008 photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/DavidWFox/KBIS2008GoesGreen

April 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Fox

Franke also has a triflow water filtration system that I am putting in in my kitchen. The faucet also happens to be really beautiful, in my opinion.

April 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJean

Nice, David, thanks!

Jean, yes, I would not be surprised if Franke's approaching close to ten years with that faucet, it's a good one too.

April 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Rachel, that's a great resource! Thanks very much for passing it on.

April 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Susan - Do you have an item number for the Rohl faucet? I looked on their website but didn't find the item. It may be too new and hasn't posted to the website. Thanks!!

April 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkara

Yes, I have it, I don't have it at my fingertips now and will post it tomorrow morning!

April 20, 2008 | Registered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

The model number is U1570LS

April 21, 2008 | Registered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

Check out granitetransformations.com they also have "green" countertop solutions and their process is "green" as they install over your exisitng tops.

May 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJan

I love the Staron Surfaces - Good Stuff. I also found that www.GreenCupboards.com had great research on green household items.

December 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKeith

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