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Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...plumbing investment and will eat up some real estate in your basement. So at the price of water, don’t hold your breath waiting for the payback on that one. Y...

Milwaukee expander tool for Uponor pex tubing
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing just got faster and easier with the Milwaukee ProPEX expander tool - video

Traditional pex piping is installed by slipping a metal ring over the exterior of the pipe, then slipping a union or any other joint inside and crimping the ri...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...Plumbing and electrical: this is really the only thing that doesn’t have an easy work-around in a slab on grade foundation. Plumbing and electrical lines embedd...

A Vancouver laneway house
Flexible house design

Flexible house design

...Plumbing and wiring: Some of the biggest challenges in changing the layout of a home include plumbing and electricity. Imagine how much easier it would be to ...

Ecodrain greywater recovery unit
Greywater Heat Recovery

A new design in greywater heat recovery

...plumbing and water heaters in Green Homes here

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...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 VOC paints ...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...plumbing, central vacuum tubes, phone and internet lines, speaker wires, and most importantly, tubing for radiant floor heat . A slab-on-grade means no baseme...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...Plumbing and electrical: this is really the only thing that doesn’t have an easy work-around in a slab on grade foundation. Plumbing and electrical lines embedd...

Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...plumbing, electricity, ventilation) and seal all above-ground extremities before pouring the cement. For a video on radon barrier installation under a slab on...

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

...plumbing in the form of a composting toilet, a rainwater collection system, and a single 120-watt solar panel to provide electricity. The class has dubbed the s...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...plumbing and water conservation , and all about sustainable and energy efficient home design in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide pages .