Efficient fixtures / Guides

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...fixtures are getting old, consider installing low-flow showerheads , and aerators on your taps. Not a lot of thought was put into water conservation in the days of old, and fixtures reflected that. It doesn't cost much to replace them with modern efficient ones, and you could feasibly cut your consumption in half if yo...

A tiny house that looks like a stack of logs
Tiny house

A portable off-grid tiny house that looks like a stack of wood

...fixtures, carbon-based filters to treat rain water on site , has a separate tank for waste water, and is fully insulated for use in almost any locale. If you're a fan of tiny, efficient, sustainable buildings as we are, you'll love the Yeta Cabin by Lab Zero. © Lab Zero © Lab Zer...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...efficient fixtures: Leaky faucet By using approximately 350 litres of water per person, per day, in a world where a billion people survive on 5 litres per day, Canadians have earned the dubious distinction of being the highest per capita consumers of water on the planet. For that reason, the fixtures and applia...

Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...efficient in operation than compact fluorescent bulbs and 16 times more efficient than incandescent. I hesitate to even mention price, because by the time I finish this the price could have come down again, and I’m not kidding. At this moment, to replace a 60 watt bulb you will likely pay between $15 and $20, though ...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...efficient active systems, such as in-floor radiant heating , high-velocity cooling, low-flow plumbing fixtures and high-efficiency lighting . Complementary to this approach, a key sustainable strategy was the decision not to increase the footprint of the house and to maintain the existing exterior brick walls while a...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...efficient shower head can pay for itself in 6 months of savings on your hydro bill Conclusions from an in-house test done by our Quebec office Ecohabitation shed some light on modern water saving fixtures. The consensus is that you can't actually tell the difference between a 9.5 lpm and a high quality 6.6 lpm shower...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...fixtures and fittings can contribute to help improve the sustainability of our homes. Water-efficient fixtures in EcoHome prefab kit homes use only 50% of equivalent new homes in North America High efficiency washing machine Condensing dryer that does not exhaust heat to the outside and avoids the need for a dr...

Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...efficient and environmentally responsible products. Through economies of scale, consumer demand makes these options more accessible and affordable. FSC Certified wood © elementalbuilding.com RONA for example is a Canadian-owned company that has made a commitment to offer only FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) ...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...efficient environments to accommodate varied lifestyles. Dedicated to designing a space that is usable for people with a range of ages and abilities, they are equally dedicated to offering their clients eco-friendly and economically resourceful spaces. The FabCab Tiny House sustainability features include: Effi...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...efficient your home is, how big your pool is or how much hot water you consume. Keep in mind that the cheapest way to ensuring a solar collector provides a high percentage of your water heating is to reduce demand – it will cost you much less to install low-flow shower heads and fixtures than it will to buy an extra ...

Installing a rainwater catment system
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Installing a rainwater catchment system

...efficient fixtures , grey water recycling , water saving showerheads and all about green home building at North America's free green building website, Ecohome . Text availablalikee under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, unless otherwise noted.