Low or No Formaldehyde
Urea formaldehyde has been used in adhesives that are found in a wide variety of wood and wood-based products for many years. Although low levels of formaldehyde may not pose a threat, the substance has been identified as a human carcinogen by the World Health Organization. Some people are much more sensitive to formaldehyde exposure than others. Symptoms can include watery eyes; burning sensation in the eyes, nose and throat; coughing; nausea; and skin irritation.
So low or no formaldehyde is the key element for a “green” and “environment-friendly” kitchen.
Low VOC Finishes
Green kitchen should also have low-VOC finishes. These can include paints, stains, natural oil finishes and waterborne clear finishes that release few volatile organic compounds into the environment.
Grade E1 Materials
Normally, there are several materials used in kitchen cabinets, not matter solid wood, bamboo, particle board, plywood or MDF, it must complied with the standard of European Grade E1.
An often-overlooked component of green products is durability: How long will they last before needing to be disposed of and replaced? Good-quality cabinets should be able to provide at least 10 years of solid service. Poorly constructed products made from environmentally friendly materials are hard to call "green."
Energy saving and safety design
Mostly, energy saving and safety requires the water supply, electricity supply, gas supply and lighting should be took into consideration when designing the kitchen, enable the kitchen running in low power consuming and serve your family in more safe way.