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Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...efficient toilet, but now they are now pretty much on par. and can use up to 67% less water than an older toilet. Less common are toilets that are filled by w...

The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

...efficient, compact design. Complete with rather luxurious amenities, including a double bed, kitchenette, storage space and bathroom with a shower and a toilet ...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

...efficient housing and a keen problem-solving mind. The rising bed of the Fun Box is one of the more impressive small house features we have seen in a while, a...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...toilets use up to 13 LPF (litres per flush). A dual flush toilet can use as little as 3 LPF . At around 5 flushes per day, you can save between 15,000 and 20,00...

Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard

Efficient toilets for LEED homes

...Toilets usually account for about a third of the indoor water use of a home , so toilets that carry the EPA WaterSense® label are a great place to start looking...

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...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...efficient wall assembly. This is why Slab-on-Grade foundations are frequently chosen for Passive House certification in North America , Passive Solar Homes & ...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

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

...toilet that consumes only 6 liters per flush, which wasn’t mandatory until 2014. Water reuse is critical as well - wastewater from washing machines, showers, ...

Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better
Greywater Recycling

Greywater recycling never looked better

...toilet. The execution is nothing less than stylish. Though compact, the Eco Bath’s water tank is comprised of two compartments, one that holds drainage water fr...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...efficient, passively-heated house, so we reckoned that much of the LEED program requirements would be happening anyway in this build - but it was interesting ho...