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Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...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 one-up even that type of system. The more dire our climate ...

Ecodrain greywater heat recovery unit
Greywater Heat Recovery

A new design in greywater heat recovery

...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 functional ...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...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 investment....

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...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 above with a v...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

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

...heat the water from 68°F to 100°F compared to from 48°F to 100°F, herewith saving energy. 3. Normally, a 4-person family flushes their toilets with 34 gallons of mains water/day of +48°F, herewith importing cold water inside the house, which your central heating system will heat again to ambient temperature after eac...

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

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

...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 your water heating tank. By passing through thin copper pipes wrapped around your shower drain, you can pre-heat water before it enters your water heater. It will cost you sev...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...heat sources: An air-heated radiant floor system from Legalett with an estimated 60-70% of the total heat load being provided by solar air heating panels , which also act to pre-heat domestic hot water in the summer. A heat pump that operates down to -25 °C that can triple the heat generated per kWh of electricit...

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?

...heat sources: An air-heated radiant floor system from Legalett with an estimated 60-70% of the total heat load being provided by solar air heating panels , which also act to pre-heat domestic hot water in the summer. A heat pump that operates down to -25 °C that can triple the heat generated per kWh of electricit...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...heating our high performance home’s interior in the colder months, instead the sun’s heat is being used up to evaporate the window condensation while also putting all that moisture back into the home interior and ultimately raising the humidity level. (Most folks don’t realize that evaporation is the biggest cause of h...