The Smart Kitchen

How to Design a Comfortable, Safe, Energy Efficient, and Environmentally-Efficient Workspace

David Goldbeck

“An innovative guide to making kitchens ‘user-friendly’….”
— The New York Times


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Probably the first book on environmental kitchens: An innovative guide to making kitchens “user friendly,” energy-efficient, safe, and environment-friendly. Every element of the kitchen is discussed, including appliances, materials, fixtures, composting, recycling, low-tox building, and design.

Architects and designers have praised Goldbeck’s book: Fine Homebuilding said “Valuable, perhaps indispensable for the information and perspective it provides that [previously published kitchen] books lacked.”

Lester Walker, architect and author of American Shelter, called The Smart Kitchen a “Beautifully written guide for anyone interested in making kitchens better.” Patricia Poore, editor and publisher of GARBAGE, said “This is the book we would have written.”

Nicholas J. Geragi, Jr., director of education, National Kitchen and Bath Association: “Highly recommended.”

134 pages, 50 original illustrations, tables, resources, bibliography, index

ISBN 0-9606138-7-0  Originally published 1989; updated in 1992