Low flow faucets / Guides

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...Flow-switch: You won't find this on all models, but a flow switch allows you to stop the water from flowing as you soap up, while maintaining the right temperat...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...low water to flow into the tank but present unwanted flow of hot water out of the tank. Some advantages of tankless water heaters: Since tankless water he...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...low-flow faucets reduce hot water requirements and LED bulbs and design for natural lighting keep the house bright with very little energy use. ...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...low) and a mini-split heat pump for heating and cooling . All appliances are ENERGY STAR certified ; all faucets and showerheads and toilet are low-flow to redu...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...low-flow shower heads and faucets that will reduce the demand on electric water heaters ; if you heat with electricity, have a home energy audit done and perf...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...low-tech and high-performance housing improvements, such as: low-flow faucets, highly-insulated and airtight building envelopes, passive heating design and the ...

Real estate

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

...faucets modern low-flow models ? If appliances come with it, take out your phone again and take a picture of the model number stickers on appliances to check ...

Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...lows savings of up to 80% in energy consumption of a hot shower." With a concept this simple in theory that has such huge potential for conservation, it's har...