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Whirlpool & Elmar Debut Green Living Kitchen
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On April 28, 2009 @ 2:00 am In Design,Green Kitchen,Milan Furniture Fair | 4 Comments
The rules of kitchen  design have just changed. Whirlpool  and Elmar recently debuted the kitchen of the future at the Milan Furniture Fair , and it’s energy efficient, eco-friendly, and interconnected. Their Green Living kitchen  brings together contemporary cabinetry, advanced appliances  and systems that work together in a culinary-centered symbiotic relationship.
The concept was originally created by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba  for Whirlpool and Elmar to bring together technology and ecology. Elmar strives to create innovative design solutions that are functional, ergonomic and high-quality. They are well known for their work using high temperature treated wood in the kitchen, which makes it water-repellent and more durable. The appliances and technology are supplied by Whirlpool, whose 6th Sense Technology  minimizes the use of water, energy and time.
All of these elements combine into an advanced kitchen where wasted water or heat from one appliance is reused in a second. For example, warm refrigerator coils are used to heat water for the dishwasher. Waste water is recycled  to water wall of plants and spices. All in all, this integrated kitchen will divert 60%  of the water and heat generated from appliances to fuel other appliances. It is expected that this kitchen would save 24%  on a homeowner’s energy bill. Not only do we like the look of the kitchen, but we love the savings that it would create.
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Photos by Lea Bogdan 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=26216
 kitchen: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/05/green-home-101-greenovating-your-kitchen/
 Whirlpool: http://www.whirlpool.com/home.jsp
 Milan Furniture Fair: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/milan-furniture-fair/
 Green Living kitchen: http://news.archiexpo.com/press/elmar-cucine/internidesignenergies-11254-5455.html
 appliances: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/01/green-home-101-buying-water-saving-appliances/
 Ludovica + Roberto Palomba: http://www.palombaserafini.com/
 6th Sense Technology: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnezOzfEFj4
 water is recycled: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/31/the-sloan-aqus-greywater-recycling-system/
 60%: http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/news.phtml/13448/14472/whirlpool-shows-green-kitchen-concept.phtml
 Photo Galleries: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72157617181767086
 + Elmar: http://www.elmarcucine.com/ita/
 Lea Bogdan: http://leadesignsid.com/home.html
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