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...

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...

Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...Fixtures and cabinetry : You can often find some pretty funky looking older lighting fixtures and great looking cabinets, but avoid plumbing fixtures. Not a lot...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...fixtures and fittings; and reducing outdoor irrigation needs through rain water collection and water recycling. Energy & Atmosphere (38 points) Our homes ar...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...fixtures, doors and windows from the existing house were recycled through ‘Habitat for Humanity’. Trees/shrubs were transplanted to neighbours during demolition...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...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, Ca...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom; good thick curtains are very effective in reducing heat loss; install electronic thermostats to reduce heat consumption, a...

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 e...

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

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...fixtures, bathtubs, bricks, tiles, barn boards, trim, doors, foam panels, the list is endless. You can also check out local classified websites for materials,...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...fixtures are low-flow. The residual heat in wastewater is collected through a single stack drain that is connected to a Drain Water Heat Recovery System . The f...

Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...fixtures and designing their placement. Direct cool light in kitchens is quite practical, and consider warmer soft light in living areas, with reading lam...