Plumbing & Water

 
Milwaukee expander tool for Uponor pex tubing
Developed to be used with Uponor pex tubing only, the Milwaukee expander tool will shave tons of time off any plumbing job. . Traditional pex piping is installed by slipping a metal ring over the exterior of the pipe, then slipping a union or any other joint inside and crimping the...
Heat pump water heater
Heat pump water heaters can help cut your hot water energy consumption by close to one third, particularly when partnered with an air source heat pump. Water heaters are generally the biggest energy drain in a home after heating. Air-to-water heat pumps are potentially a big...
Natural backyard swimming pool (NSP)
Say goodbye to chlorine and hello to beauty, by using plants for filtration and oxygenation of natural swimming pools. The origins of natural swimming pools Inspired by the beauty and joy of swimming in mountain lakes, a team of Austrian researchers are credited with launching a...
Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
A lot goes into choosing a toilet. Here at the Ecohome Demo house, which earned Platinum under LEED Version 4, we considered 3 factors- water efficiency, performance and aesthetics. ...
Ecodrain greywater recovery unit
Ecodrain is the first company we've seen to turn greywater heat recovery units on their side, making heat recovery option where it might not have been before. Sustainable construction is on the move! It seems almost every day a new and innovative product shows up on the market that is...
Installing a rainwater catment system
If you think a rainwater catchment system might be what you're looking for, whether to maintain independance or to further water conservation, read on. Getting started: assess your situation. If it is not for financial reasons, why are you installing a water tank? Here are some...
Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting
Whether you plan to use rainwater for toilets, showers or properly filtered for drinking, harvesting rainwater can be an excellent part of a home water efficiency strategy. . Rainwater harvesting is a great strategy for reducing domestic water use and protecting our homes and the land...
Reduce water consumption with residential grey water recycling systems
Recycling grey water is becoming more and more commonplace. It reduces the burden on urban sewage treatment along with protecting a quickly dwindling natural resource. What is grey water? The term “grey water” refers to all domestic waste water that is drained from sinks...
OrbSys grey water recycling high efficiency shower
Not only will this cutting edge technology reduce energy usage by 80%, it will reduce your water consumption to almost nothing. . The OrbSys is a closed loop shower system that reclaims the water draining at your feet, purifies it to drinking quality and then recycles that water back...
Outdoor solar shower
What could be better than an outdoor shower? If your answer is a solar powered hot water shower that you built all by yourself (or with friends), read on. . It might seem like pie in the sky, but with these easy to read DIY instructions from the good folks at the Endeavour Centre your...
EcoVéa,the intelligent shower
We try to highlight upgrades that can save you money while saving energy, to help take some of the sting out of opening your wallet to save the world. Efficient showerheads are high on that list. . First of all, it's worth noting that a Canadian will use use over 1.4 million litres of...
Designed by Jang Wooseok, water from the sink fills this toilet.
Water efficient toilets, compact plumbing design, low-flow fixtures, grey water recovery and rainwater harvesting. There are lots of ways to save water in a home. Water efficiency at home in Canada On average, Canadians use over 300 litres of water per person, per day. Compare...