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Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...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 l...

Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better
Greywater Recycling

Greywater recycling never looked better

...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...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...grey water (laundry, dishes, shower) for toilets or for irrigation of your garden. It does, however, require a substantial plumbing investment and will eat up...

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...

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

Gray water recycling

...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 ...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...grey or charcoal counters now and still get that last crucial LEED point. For more on how to build healthy kitchens , Choosing eco-friendly and healthy counto...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...grey energy and operating energy If you consider the useful life of a building, about half of its carbon footprint comes from grey energy – or embodied carbon...

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 recycling: This is a great use of valuable resources. Grey water recycling means collecting water from sinks and showers, then filtering and treating...

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

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

...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 ma...

R values and insulation performance
Efficient home design

Understanding thermal performance

...grey, and white roof membranes on the same building [see above photo] were measured to have maximum surface temperatures of approximately 75°C, 65°C, and 50°C [...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Grey Construction Inc. Ottawa, ON www.cgreyconstruction.com Global Sustainable Solutions Tay Township, ON www.globalsustainablesolutions.ca ...