Plumbing efficiency / Guides

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...efficiency of heat generation isn't as much an issue as installation cost and the lifespan of mechanical equipment. One advantage to hydronic heating systems ...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...efficiency: Plumbing lines can be roughed-in for optional solar water heater to be used with the radiant floor heating system. Healthy indoor air quality: Low...

Ecodrain greywater recovery unit
Greywater Heat Recovery

A new design in greywater heat recovery

...efficiency of up to 60%. Depending on the consumption patterns of users, they generally have a payback period of between 7-10 years, and in some cases a lot les...

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?

...efficiency, but to ensure sustainability also meets rigorous environmental standards to provide a high efficiency home with a low environmental footprint, along...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...efficiency, but to ensure sustainability also meets rigorous environmental standards to provide a high efficiency home with a low environmental footprint, along...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...plumbing and water efficiency , energy efficient home design and all you need to know to build sustainable healthy homes in the Ecohome green building guide pag...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Passive solar home design

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...efficiency. Plumbing infrastructure © Ecohome You need to be very sure about the placement of plumbing at this point as concrete is not so forgiving whe...

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

...plumbing 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 Syste...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...Plumbing systems are normally accessible from the basement or a crawl space, but not so with a slab. The nature of a slab-on-grade means plumbing systems will b...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...efficiency in one package looks like. Drain water heat recovery Drain water heat recovery: Before entering your water heater, the cold water feed goes t...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

...efficiency, insulation and orientation: An efficient and resilient home is one that uses minimal energy to heat, light and run appliances. The biggest draw is...