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Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...showerheads and therefore consumes about 60% less water than a conventional home that size, and you have no idea that it's even happening! So how much water is that? 3400 gallons saved per month, meaning 15 456 liters a month, 185 cubic meters a year which is about 4 times the total of the house. How to choose a low-...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...showerheads you wouldn't even be able to tell the difference. Insulate your water heater and pipes © Ecohome To avoid heat loss, you can add a layer of insulation to the outside of your hot water heater, as well as insulating your hot water pipes. Your hardware store should have 4-foot lengths of foam for y...

Reduce water consumption with residential gray water recycling systems
Plumbing and water heaters

Gray water recycling

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Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...low-flow showerheads , and aerators on your taps. Not a lot of thought was put into water conservation in the days of old, and fixtures reflected that. It doesn't cost much to replace them with modern efficient ones, and you could feasibly cut your consumption in half if you live in an older home. There is a great retu...

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 efficient showerhead can sometimes pay for itself in a matter of months , by saving between 3 and 8 litres of hot water per minute as you shower. And there is no sacrif...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...showerheads use 14 LPM (litres per minute). Low flow showerheads use as little as 6 LPM, and you will still come out squeaky clean. Be sure you have efficient taps. If not, install aerators on them to reduce flow, at no loss of function. Energy star appliances: Energy Star appliances such as washing machines ...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...showerheads are great for heat reduction and energy efficiency , When you add it all up, the amount of heat generated by appliances and lighting can be like running a baseboard heater all summer long. It all boils down to one thing - the less heat you bring in, the less heat you have to either endure or extract. Pr...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...showerheads , Greywater heat recovery and all you need to know about sustainable and high performance home construction in the building guide pages of Ecohome, North America's online source for Green building guidance. Information for this article was compiled from the following sources: “ Le chauffe-eau instanta...

Lifestyle and environment

50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

...low-flow showerheads – although the difference in experience is virtually undetectable, you will have a noticeable reduction in your energy bills. Learn about easy energy efficiency home upgrades - in our Building Guide pages you can learn about simple home improvements that save you money and energy while making you...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

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

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Disposing of old batteries
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...low-flow showerheads worth it? Water efficient toilets for reduced water use - USA & Canada Other articles about recycling here Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome...