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Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...homes. Durable water resistant surfaces will prevent damage and prevent mold spores from forming and affecting indoor air quality . © Ecohome Melami...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...Home water consumption in Canada: On average, Canadians use over 300 litres of water per person, per day. Compare this to consumption in the UK of 200 litres ...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...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 copp...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...Water Heat Recovery System . The foundation’s sump pump is equipped with a valve to allow for watering of the yard. Annual water consumption of the home is 140,...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...home devices, the phones that most of us carry in our pockets can make our homes safer, more comfortable and durable, and reduce our home energy consumption by ...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Hot water

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...home as most air conditioners do it is retained in the form of domestic hot water. Since 2/3rds of the bulk energy consumption in a home is usually a result o...

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...home owners, local experts and Effect Home Builders . Together they are pushing the envelope to design and build Net Zero homes that produce as much energy thro...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...water. The amount of water saved by a LEED Home: To put in perspective how easy it would be to cut our consumption in half, the Ecohome's LEED V4 Platinum E...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...water heaters , on demand water heaters and instantaneous water heaters are different names for the same thing - domestic hot water systems that do not include ...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...water than asparagus Asparagus can be said to be the fancy cousin of broccoli, and there is a big difference in their water consumption. Broccoli requires abo...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Homes: ENERGY STAR promotes guidelines for energy efficiency in new homes resulting in homes that are at least 20% more efficient than homes built to provinci...