Low-flow fixtures / Guides

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...fixtures are getting old, consider installing low-flow showerheads , and aerators on your taps. Not a lot of thought was put into water conservation in the days...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...low-flow showerhead Standard shower heads will use as much as 9.5 litres per minute (lpm), though there are still some being sold that use as much as 14 litre...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...fixtures and toilets will save a considerable amount of water and money, and probably the quickest and cheapest way to save hot water is a low flow showerhead ....

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

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

...Low-flow showerheads are worth the money, and you won't notice the difference except in your wallet Low-flow showerheads: Switching to a low-flow efficien...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom; good thick curtains are very effective in reducing heat loss; install electronic thermostats to reduce heat consumption, a...

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

...fixtures are low-flow. The residual heat in wastewater is collected through a single stack drain that is connected to a Drain Water Heat Recovery System . The f...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...fixtures: Leaky faucet By using approximately 350 litres of water per person, per day, in a world where a billion people survive on 5 litres per day, Ca...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...low-flow plumbing fixtures and high-efficiency lighting . Complementary to this approach, a key sustainable strategy was the decision not to increase the foot...

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?

...fixtures and fittings can contribute to help improve the sustainability of our homes. Water-efficient fixtures in EcoHome prefab kit homes use only 50% of e...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...fixtures can also be swapped out for a quiet and efficient ceiling fan to help you sleep . Keep a cold bathtub ready for a plunge. On those hot days and night...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...Low-flow plumbing fixtures that help the house use about 60% less water than a conventional home Zero-energy high performance septic waste-water treatment sys...