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Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

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

...water with a Hydraloop system What can recycled gray water be used for? First, we should distinguish what graywater or grey water is. Graywater refers to ...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...water heater never dropped below 60°C, despite using hot water to wash dishes and clothes. This system currently provides 100% of our domestic hot water needs, ...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...water heat recovery Drain water heat recovery: Before entering your water heater, the cold water feed goes through thin copper pipes wrapped around the drai...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...hot water . Rather than shooting hot air at your neighbours house, a heat pump water heater converts heat in the air into hot water, and the result is that it e...

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...water heaters Combination hot water tank and boiler Combination solar water heater and boiler Geothermal heat pumps Hydronic radiators and baseboards ...

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

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

...water heat recovery: One of the most overlooked ways energy leaves a home is from hot water going down the drain, taking your money with it. The concept of grey...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...water in it will actually reduce the energy consumption. Try to keep freezers away from hot water heaters, furnaces, and any other heat source so they don't w...

DIY Bidet Installation Video - Save on Water & Paper
Bathrooms

DIY Bidet installation video

...water cannon at my undercarriage was going to amount to ‘saving’ water . It just didn’t compute. Because, toilet paper was, you know, made from paper, not water...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...water. It is the spraying action of showers and aerators on faucets that allows the gas to escape from the water. Aeration to remove radon from water: Tradi...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...water heat pump to extract heat from the air where it can be deposited into a domestic hot water tank. From there it can serve domestic hot water needs, or be t...

Ecodrain greywater recovery unit
Greywater Heat Recovery

A new design in greywater heat recovery

...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 use of these un...