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10 Luxurious and Eco-Friendly Products for the Home

Architect Liza Crespo shares her top picks for green living.
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1. SIEMATIC BEAUX ARTS KITCHEN



Most of its kitchen systems are made of wood, a highly renewable, recyclable material. they use advanced cutting equipment to reduce waste, and all wood scraps are recycled in furnace systems for energy. Focus Global, Twenty-four Seven McKinley, 24th Street corner 7th Avenue, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global city; 705.9999

2. HAIKU BIG ASS FANS



A fan that uses around the same amount of energy as a regular light bulb with technology that adjusts to the environment. I love the minimalist design, too. Philippine Geogreen, 332.2657

3. DORNBRACHT LISSE FAUCET



The special water-saving variant of the faucet has 21 fine individual jets which can reduce the standard flow rate of 5.3 liters per minute to 3.8 liters. Focus Global

4. COLOR MY WORLD FLOORING



Mostly made with marble dust and sludge, achieving zero total waste in the company’s production process, this flooring is used in innovative applications. Color My World, 514.7187

5. WALL FILM



Compared to wallpaper which typically uses adhesives that contain harmful volatile organic compounds or Vocs, wall films are a healthier alternative. Wooden finishes look like the real thing, so no need to cut down trees either. Accentik, 434.4448

6. WOLFE INDUCTION COOKTOP



Induction cooking is so energy efficient that it outperforms gas and electric cooktops. There is no wasted heat because energy is supplied directly to the cooking vessel. Focus Global


7. SOLATUBE 220 DS



This product brings daylight into your home without harmful UV rays and heat commonly associated with traditional skylights. Philippine Geogreen


8. SUB-ZERO REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER



Featuring a dual-compressor system with antimicrobial air purification, this refrigerator also brings down energy use to consume only less than that of a 75-watt light bulb. Focus Global


9. MIELE WASHING MACHINES AND TUMBLE DRYERS



These ecological washing machines consume the exact amount of water and electricity needed. They have the highest A+++ energy efficiency rating or 40 percent better than certification standards. Miele has also reduced the electricity consumption of its tumble dryers by 60 percent, which is why it boasts a six-star energy effi ciency rating. Focus Global

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10. BOFFI PAPERSTONE AND SURFACE FILM



Made from recycled paper and cardboard, with a resin derived mainly from pressing the shells of cashew nuts. This film, with its natural colors and textures, exudes the right amount of elegance into a space with less guilt. Focus Global

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