Efficient showers / Guides

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...showers and smaller baths, limiting flushing, and washing your hands with cold instead of waiting for hot are some pretty simple ways that can significantly red...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...efficient - a high performance home must comprise efficient energy systems and an energy efficient building envelope N - Non-toxic - creating a healthy interi...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...efficient lighting and appliances: All electrical appliances and lights generate heat, everything down to your laptop and TV. But first set your sights on the...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...efficient Zehnder Novus 300 ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) While similar in concept, an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) was chosen over an HRV (Heat Reco...

Reduce water consumption with residential gray water recycling systems
Plumbing and water heaters

Gray water recycling

What is gray water? Or indeed grey water! The term “gray water” refers to all domestic waste water that is drained from sinks, showers, bathtubs and washing ...

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

...efficient rainwater management system. Some techniques include: shaping the surface of the soil with swales and berms to slow down runoff, raising paths and pat...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...efficient bulbs keeps dropping. Efficient bulbs save a lot of energy and money in the long run. See our page all the benefits of efficient home lighting . A...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...showers, bathtubs and bathroom sinks are recycled and purified for use with toilets. With no municipal hookup, the only source of water is from rain and snow me...

Installing a rainwater catment system
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Installing a rainwater catchment system

...showers and toilets; for increased water independance. What size of water tank should I choose? Get the biggest tank you can fit in your garden. As a ru...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...showers and endless entertainment at your finger tips. When some sort of adversity does arrive, like an abnormally challenging weather event or power outage, ...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop

...showers, bathroom sinks and laundry, but not kitchen sinks or toilets. That’s known as "black" water and there is no secondary use that you’re going to want tha...