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Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...water and energy that is literally going down the drain while showering, it's hard not to want to run out and buy one of these pronto. Grey water heat recovery units that capture some of the heat from shower drain water have carved out their own place in the green building market, but showers like the Orbsys and EcoVéa...

Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better
Greywater Recycling

Greywater recycling never looked better

...water from the adjoining sink and one that contains fresh water in case the need to flush occurs before the grey water tank is full. Here's how it works. There are two levers, one for each compartment. An LED light provides information about available water levels. If grey water abounds and there is enough to flush w...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...Water plants with the water from dehumidifiers or leftover water in drinking glasses if you can, and make sure your dishwasher and washing machine are full before you run them. If we simply look at water and see its true value, these won’t seem like big sacrifices to make. Rainwater collection: For watering gardens...

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

Gray water recycling

...water? Or indeed grey water! The term “gray water” refers to all domestic waste water that is drained from sinks, showers, bathtubs and washing machines. While gray water can be reused, water from kitchen sinks or dishwashers is generally not recycled as it contains substantial amounts of grease and organic matter. W...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...Grey water heat recovery Grey water heat recovery drain pipe © Ecohome Grey water heat recovery is a system that runs your hot water intake through thin copper pipes wrapped around your shower drain, so the water feeding your hot water tank is preheated by the hot water going down the drain. The model shown abo...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

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

...water savings when recycling gray water with a Hydraloop system What can recycled gray water be used for? First, we should distinguish what graywater or grey water is. Graywater refers to waste water from showers, bathroom sinks and laundry, but not kitchen sinks or toilets. That’s known as "black" water and ther...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...water heat recovery Drain water heat recovery: Before entering your water heater, the cold water feed goes through thin copper pipes wrapped around the drain. Heat from the draining water therefore warms the incoming water before it enters the water heater. This is another big money and energy saver worth the inves...

Installing a rainwater catment system
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Installing a rainwater catchment system

...water catchment system If it is not for financial reasons, why are you installing a water tank? Here are some reasons: To do your part for water conservation; to be able to water your garden with some independence from water restrictions; to use rainwater for laundry, showers and toilets; for increased wate...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...water for the transportation of building materials. This can serve to limit material choices somewhat, Italian marble for example won't win you any points. This new Cambrian Black granite quarry is located in Saguenay and operated by Polycor , which has thirty sites, the majority of which are in Quebec. "Of all our...

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

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

...Grey water heat recovery: One of the most overlooked ways energy leaves a home is from hot water going down the drain, taking your money with it. The concept of grey water heat recovery is to reclaim that heat before it leaves your house. It simply involves your cold water feed taking a short detour before entering you...

A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home fuelled by crowd funding, takes green building world by storm.

...water collection and grey water treatment can take NOMADs right off the grid." The folks at NOMAD Micro Home want to make high-performance, low impact housing affordable to the masses. Their indiegogo crowdfunding campaign helped them do exactly that. See another beautiful tiny house here in the EcoHome Green Build...