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Ecodrain greywater 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...

Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better
Greywater Recycling

Greywater recycling never looked better

The Eco Bath concept is simple: use the waste water from the sink to flush the adjoining 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 from the adjoining sink and one that contains fresh water in case the ne...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...greywater heat exchangers for slab on grade construction now available on the market. Learn more about LEED for homes , plumbing and water conservation , and all about sustainable and energy efficient home design in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide pages .

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...Greywater heat recovery system Electric baseboard heaters (98% of Yukon electricity is renewable) Heating costs are 50% lower than an R2000 home Results like we are seeing here go a long way to dispelling the myth that building green homes costs more. And as news spreads of how little it cost to build and how l...

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

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Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...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 sources: “ Le chauffe-eau instantané ” published...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...greywater treatment products like Hydraloop gray water treatment system coming to the market having won a CES Innovation Award in 2020 . 7. Virtual/ Augmented Reality in construction Virtual Reality, also called Augmented Reality has been around for a few years now, but the construction industry found a plethora of...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

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

At last, a packaged solution for gray water treatment & recycling - the Hydraloop Reducing home water consumption is an increasingly important issue, as the world is already facing a global water shortage crisis. We don’t think much about it in Canada & America because most of us have yet to suffer the extreme impac...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...greywater uses. None of this should make one feel unprepared if you can’t scratch everything off your list when building. It is intended to offer sensible suggestions so that you are as prepared as possible for any adverse conditions you may experience in the future. Resilience and future-proofing in homes is abo...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

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

In 1996, this off-grid house designed by architect Martin Liefhebber was one of two concept homes selected by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) as part of their Healthy Housing Design Competition. What was to be built was a three-bedroom semi-detached home on a small lot in downtown Toronto, And bey...