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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 ...

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, ...

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...water heater that transfers heat from the ambient air in the room to the hot water tank is not such a great idea, as your domestic hot water would then be heate...

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...

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...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater that borrows that efficiency and significantly cuts the energy required to meet our domestic hot water needs. ...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...water management may steer you towards a design and product choice in interlocking paver stones which will help you retain and manage stormwater that falls with...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...hot water. It can easily provide 60% or more of your heating and hot water in the winter and almost all your hot water needs in the summer. With a well-...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...hot water essentially for free. Heat extracted from indoor air will be transferred to the existing hot water tank, allowing excess daytime heat to be used for...