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smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...watertight in less than 15 seconds. As long as there is water on the sewer side of the balloon it will remain inflated, and as soon as the pipe is clear, the ...

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...

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?

...water heat recovery unit : Waste water from the upstairs shower preheats cold water destined for the water heater and recovers approximately 50% of energy with ...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...hot water collection, a subsoil heat exchanger and cross-laminated timber decking are a few of the extensive sustainable building features incorporated into the...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...hot water heaters, boilers, ventilation equipment etc. If you take photos of the model numbers with your phone you can check online to see what sort of performa...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...water-conserving fixtures and low-flow toilets Installing low-flow showerheads Water-permeable surfaces and stormwater management strategies Rainwater cat...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...water damage during construction is too great. They look like a gnome's house. They will be infested with bugs and mice. They are at a greater risk of fire. E...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...hot springs, geysers and volcanic hot spots which is a remote possibility across the USA & Canada wherever these conditions exist. Ground source heat pumps or...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...hot water or transfer heat through your home with radiant floors. Any woodburner or wood burning stove will only give as much heat as the wood itself is able ...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...hot water. Learn about the efficient heating strategies here. A house with 60% of its windows facing south ( passive solar ) may have its heating requirements...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...water collecting. A little bit of frost forming is not unusual after really low nighttime temperatures, and it isn't a huge problem if it is able to melt and ev...