Green Building Episode 9: Choosing Cabinetry for Low Carbon Footprint and High Indoor Air Quality

This short film is Episode 9 of Peckham Architecture’s 11-part documentary series on how to construct a green building for energy efficiency and a lower carbon footprint. To support local and minimize the carbon footprint of our eco house, we selected custom cabinets built here in Columbia, Missouri, using locally-sourced materials.

Our kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets are made with PureBond Hardwood Plywood, which uses soy-based adhesive to eliminate formaldehyde off-gassing typical of conventional plywood. To further support healthy air quality inside our eco house, we chose low VOC cabinet finishes.

Peckham Architecture’s LEED Platinum home headquarters is Missouri’s first Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified building. This project has also been featured in COMO Magazine and Columbia Missourian.

To get ideas or start your own green building project, contact us today. 1-hour consultation with Peckham Architecture includes project meeting notes, cost estimate and fee proposal for $250.

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