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Ecodrain greywater heat recovery unit
Greywater Heat Recovery

A new design in greywater heat recovery

...greywater heat recovery that looks quite promising. If you aren't familiar with the term, greywater heat recovery devices, as their name suggests, are used to recover heat from drain water before it is discharged from homes. In order to work they require water tanks to be filling while hot water is draining, so the f...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...home water efficiency , low flow showerheads , Greywater heat recovery and all you need to know about sustainable and high performance home construction in the building guide pages of Ecohome, North America's online source for Green building guidance. Information for this article was compiled from the following sourc...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...systems: Moving parts fail, it’s a fact of life. And the more complicated systems a house has, the more there is to go wrong. Systems like automated skylights, window shutters, garage doors and climate control systems can lead to convenience and home efficiency, but resiliency would mean working to ensure those syste...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...homes before resale. This is a huge leap forward in providing homeowners with the information needed to make sensible home purchases, and to know the extent of renovations that would be needed to improve the energy efficiency of a home. This is already mandatory in numerous European countries like France - allowing h...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

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

...home is 7339 MJ primary energy/year, i.e. the equivalent of an electricity saving of 600kWh/year. Features of the Hydraloop gray water system One of the hot green building trends of recent years are smart home features, as we now have the ability to control many of the systems of our homes from smart phones. Home a...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

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

...homes runs a gasoline generator to provide ¼ of their required power. Resilient home design and survivability Some homeowners seek autonomy from shared resources as a manner of ensuring the survivability of their homes in the face of grid failure; the merits of this cannot be argued as it is a decision based on lif...